Via Scoop.it – Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond
Mitch Joel, digital strategist, from Six Pixels of Seperation wrote this piece and asks the question: Why is it that the majority of online news sources all look the same?
There is no doubt that news as we know it has forever changed because anyone and everyone can report on an incident live and in the hard for the most respected traditional media outlets to break major news events in this day and age. There’s even been some recent discussion online about whether or not any one outlet can break news anymore with an exclusive report because of our always on/always connected world.
Excerpt: (I’m sure what he is suggesting here is already in the works from one or more sources) This is what will make the digital news more interesting. It won’t only make the news online more interesting, it may actually make it worth paying for. In fact, if done well (pushing beyond just how the news is reported and looking at the overall layout and design) it could make digital news worth more than what we’re currently paying for news and information.
The trick (of course) is in making it better. Currently, even the most engaging Blogs and mobile apps are nothing more than an evolution of what was available in print. The hard work of making the new media worth paying for isn’t only about the quality of the content, it’s also about making the actual platform more engaging by design and function.
The good is news is that anything is possible. The bad news is that most media brands see it as an impossible task. http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/new-media-by-design/
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