The future of news … or radio … or media … or whatever you want to call it.
Jay Rosen, a leading explorer of possibilities inherent in a viral, networked, porous, low-barriers-to-entry, mixed-up, multimedia public space, spoke with Tom Ashbrook yesterday. Ironic, isn’t it, that this particular guest and topic came as it did so shortly after last week’s Tweet-Up at the station, where folks much smarter then I chewed over similar themes? Wish I could claim credit for planning it that way.
And speaking of bright folks, check out the expansive, insightful, well-considered comments on On Point’s website. Did any make it on air? They ought to have.
As I mentioned on Friday’s post, NPR’s Keith Hopper helmed an engaging conversation at the Tweet-Up about hyperlocal journalism, which he thoughtfully recorded and uploaded to Utterli. A show produced for next to nothing, with the full and equal participation of some listeners, inside the walls of a radio station.
There’s additional irony for you. It is also a scary, yet edifying, reminder that the future is now.
Listen to both “shows.” Tell me what you think.