Many mainstream print newspapers have not survived the electronic revolution. And those print newspapers that have survived are desperately trying to evolve to meet the challenge of the Internet.
Hello, my brother and sister bloggers, readers and writers from all over the world! This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh on what will be a mild (high around 75), sunny day.
Lately, I’ve been doing some reading about blogging, journalism and how information and news are gathered and distributed over the Internet, of how anyone with an Internet connection can become a “citizen journalist.” The mainstream print newspapers are no longer the sole gatekeepers of the news. It’s a brave new world.
In my reading, I came across the word “hyperlocal” to identify reporting done on a small area like a neighborhood or even on just an organization in the neighborhood. My little flash fiction blog carries reports on Little Italy here in Pittsburgh. And I cover Saturday night karaoke at Nico’s in Little Italy. So, I guess that means this blog is part of the new digital media. What do you thing about that? And if you have a blog, that means you’re a part of the new digital media, too.
I guess Bob Dylan was right. The times, they are a changin’.
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