The New Media/Journalism Panel Friday and My Thoughts

mediums2_300_144604_n543030955_526717_5433.jpgAs I said earlier last week, Friday I was on a New Media and Journalism panel with Paul Foy of the AP and Fields Mosley of KUTV Channel 2 news here in Salt Lake. As the blogger of the group, I had a unique opportunity to share some of the new advances in Media. I gained a new perspective on journalism and shared my thoughts over on LouisGray.com (where I regularly blog – subscribe to see more of my posts there!).

Here’s a brief quote:

“As the blogger of the group, I was obviously the least experienced in the field of journalism. I actually felt quite awkward at times feeling they thought I was out of place, and was that “guy who sits in his pajamas in his parents’ basement”. (I actually brought that up, mentioning only half of it was true – I’m actually at Jiffy Lube as I write this, awaiting my car to receive its safety and emissions certification. And yes – I’m dressed.) However, in reality, in a room of PR and marketing professionals in the tech field, they were actually the ones out of place, and I think that became evidently clear as one of the audience members asked who in the audience had published some sort of content about the event we were in during the event. Almost all of the audience, including me, rose their hands. The traditional news reporters were the only ones without their hands raised, further showing the sad state of our news media today.”

Old Media is dead. Read more over on LouisGray.com.

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5 thoughts on “The New Media/Journalism Panel Friday and My Thoughts

  1. Thank you for your poignant thoughts Jesse. As a member of the UTC audience at this event, let me assure you that you were not the one out of place there. I believe most of us in the audience understand the importance of social media and the necessity of embracing social medial. It seemed to be the other panelists who didn't quite grasp that fact. Thanks again for your presentation. Maybe next time it could just be social media experts like you.

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  2. Old media is dead – true. And this is one of the many reasons newspapers are trying to go online-only, killing their print. This is why Tribune Co. filed bankruptcy. Old media is dead, in the way news is delivered. New media outlets and bloggers consistently out-scoop traditional journalism that by the time it's printed… the story is old news.

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  3. Old media is dead – true. And this is one of the many reasons newspapers are trying to go online-only, killing their print. This is why Tribune Co. filed bankruptcy. Old media is dead, in the way news is delivered. New media outlets and bloggers consistently out-scoop traditional journalism that by the time it's printed… the story is old news.

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