Bloggers as hunters, MSM as gatherers

Rogers Communications Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University has some interesting thoughts on the combination of the cuts, particularly in the US, to mainstream media, and the ongoing proliferation of new media. One of his more interesting comments on this rapidly evolving relationship is that the two will in fact work more closely together (albeit still in his view with new media playing a subservient role to old.)

This is, I believe, the future of news organizations – the bloggers will be the hunters and the mainstream media will be the gatherers – in effect, the curators of evidence and information that others have discovered.

nowthedetails.blogspot, November 7 2008

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