Is media that different than it was 10 years go, or is it just presented/produced differently?
“Yes, and no. The elements of what makes a good story are the same even if the means of telling them takes on new forms.”
“One difference is how stories can quickly take on lives of their own. Another is that now the consumer has a much greater role in deciding what is or is not a story.”
“Before the immediacy and widespread use of the Internet across all demographics, the news gatekeepers determined what was newsworthy. Now, the majority of readers can choose and do choose, a la carte, from a broader range of news distributors. And the news gatherers can have access to clear metrics on what connects with – or doesn’t connect with – their audience. This dynamic influences where resources are distributed.”