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The Emergence of Citizen's Media

The Emergence of Citizen's Media

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Will Newspapers Survive?. Extra, extra, browse all about it! The newspaper (as we know it) is history. As David Thorburn handily describes the situation: "The younger the cohort is, the less interested it is in printed materials and the more committed to emerging technologies. The implication is, within 25 to 30 years, there won't be people who want to read newspapers." These panelists discuss newspapers' transformation in the digital age. While Dan Gillmor thinks it would be a tragedy if traditional newspapers didn't survive, the current Internet- based democratization of media, with easily accessed "tools of production," isn't all bad. "Journalism has been a lecture, where we tell you what the news is, and you either buy it or you don't. Now... Show More


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