Revisiting the prediction of two Poynter journalists

My mother found this presentation on the Internet and I thought it could make a good discussion point, relevant to the Representative Journalism Project. The video reviews a brief history of online information sharing and gives a definitive forecast for journalism.

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4 responses to “Revisiting the prediction of two Poynter journalists

  1. Jane McWilliams

    Definitive forecast? I hope not! Provocative, however!

  2. Agreed, I didn’t concur with many things in the video, but I think it’s good to spread the word that now is the time for innovators to come forward and take advantage of the spirit of change. Even if there is a way to preserve traditional media, there’s plenty of room for brand new things to come in too.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jane!

  3. kiffi summa

    very well done and frightening piece, which seems to have the intent to ‘warn’. The transition from recounting to forecasting is so smooth that it’s almost unnoticed for a few moments; from that point on I paid strict attention to what was being said, and kept going off in other areas of thought as I continued to listen.
    As a lesson in the uses of propaganda, it makes as good an illustration of ‘how to’, as it does in the forecasting of the use/abuse/future of information delivery.
    Thanks for finding this piece; very intriguing and would not have found it on my own.

  4. Bonnie Obremski

    Hey Kiffi! Thanks for commenting. I’m not sure how my mom finds this stuff! But I’m grateful to anyone who passes along stuff they find to me. I’ve already posted articles and thoughts that people in the Northfield community emailed to me. I love it!

    I think the video was cool and I think the forecast is intelligent. I thought the beginning was a little slow with cliche phrases such as “It is the best of times…”

    The scariest thing about this revolution for me is the dependence on technology. We have the technology, and I think we should use it to the fullest extent, but I always wonder what would happen if for some reason we all didn’t have access to camera/Web/robot phones all of a sudden. I mean, it’s not like paper media is indestructible, but somehow the tech stuff seems dangerously ephemeral at times.

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