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Jonny Goldstein

Just like we still have radio, TV and Newpapers will go on for quite awhile. They'll be sharing space with mobile and internet media though. And they'll need to figure out what are their strengths.

There will still be a market for big budget news gathering.

Nahum Gershon

Jonny, totally agree.

Chris Condayan

Hey Nahum, Thanks for the post. I know from the description I wrote up for the video I suggest that online audio and video may soon replace traditional media, but I did not say they would replace the news gatherers. What we are seeing right now is the development of online networks, i.e. Huffington Post, Rev3, etc., in which many contribute to one URL location. If this is allowed to proceed unhindered by regulation, we will have some great and refreshing one stop resources out there. If this user-generated content becomes regulated than I see old media dictating what gets viewed or not through access tiers - I am referring to the Net Neutrality debate.

Nahum Gershon

Chris, thanks for your comment and for the nice video. What I expressed in the post was what one could infer from watching the video (including some of the indirect messages that one could get) and not necessarily your exact point of view or what you actually meant to say.

The impression that I got from watching the interviews goes beyond "that online audio and video may soon replace traditional media". Rather, "it’s now possible for anyone essentially to have their own Radio or TV channel”, as Andy Carvin states, for example. This frames the point in the post that not only we will probably continue to have news gatherer but also "centralized" editors and presenters like the Huffington Post. The individual contributions will always be of utmost importance as they can now dictate what and how the "centralized" gatherers-editors-presenters present the material. I highly recommend the great discussion by Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark, and Barry Diller, Moderated by Ken Auletta about this brave new future that took place at the New Yorker Conference 2007 (see link in the body of the post).

Jason Fowler

My question for the future of media is: who will control the content?

Check out my thoughts here: http://wiselywoven.com/blog/2008/06/the-future-of-media-in-2008/

Great post Nahum! Thanks for sharing the video, links and your thoughts on such an important issue.

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