Mark Glaser has two insightful blog posts worth that begin:
The media world is going through a time of wrenching change brought on by new technology, the rise of the Internet and folks getting fed up with the corporate mass media losing touch with their reality. How can a mega-chain of newspapers, a TV broadcast conglomerate, or a cookie-cutter radio system interpret what’s going on in your neighborhood? And in the world of entertainment, the big companies are more concerned with prosecuting file-traders than helping create easy digital avenues for customers to get what they want when they want it. ¶ But the media shift isn’t just about small vs. big. It’s also about a new way of thinking, or perhaps bringing back an old way of thinking that’s been lost in the era of big media mergers and the bottom-line focus on profits over serving people. The democratization of media is about letting a billion flowers bloom, and turning the power of news analysis, commentary, punditry and spoofery over to the people, now that they have the cheap technology of blogs, digital video cameras and broadband Internet access. ...
Link to this post from August 10th: MediaShift @ PBS.org.
He goes on to present a list of "oldthink" versus "newthink" in this regard. That was followed yesterday with a second list, this time from readers in Oldthink vs. Newthink: Your Own Views of the Media Shift. Link: MediaShift @ PBS.org. Check 'em out. --Dennis