At a time when print, radio and video are colliding with digitized, shareable, iPadded platforms, we’re all producers as well as consumers of content.
What will happen to the traditional role of the media industry?
Craig gave the final word
(Or (and I know this word gets a bad rep but I still dig it) … curation.)
The iPad’s NYT Editors’ Choice is a great example.
Underwhelm. I love this word. Underwhelm me with the volume of content you suggest. I’m overwhelmed with the amount of content at my fingertips. Underwhelm me. Show me two great articles instead of fifty.
I’m never overwhelmed in NYT Editors’ Choice. And the byproduct is I consume more.
In so much as the internet allows everyone to shout their opinion, we need folks pointing us in the direction of the best opinions.
I also dearly hope that the media industry will find ways to support great long-form journalism. It’s not cheap to produce a 20,000 word article. But these devices we use — iPhones and Androids and iPads — are great for consuming deeply researched, beautifully written prose of precisely that length.
Thursday, May 6 at 3:31am
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