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News Everywhere

July 19th, 2005 · No Comments

Jeff Jarvis makes an excellent point about how the times have changed: “We have now reached the point where we could be assured that when a big news event happened, witnesses would be online with accounts of it in a matter of minutes. News was never like that. But now, that’s the way it is.”

The New York Times adds: “The technology that turns any random bystander into a ‘portable, mobile, cinematography unit’ is especially exciting for television, which depends on pictures, said Robert J. Thompson, professor of media and popular culture at Syracuse University.”

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