How the media
landscape has changed
visionary Clay Shirky gave a TED Talk on how the media landscape has changed. “The
moment we’re living through, the moment our historical generation is living
through, is the largest increase in expressive capability in human history.”
other words, the amount of information we are capable of capturing is unprecedented.
As a result, we need new techniques to filter through the information and need
to work much harder than previous generation to better understand our world.
Clay Shirky’s fascinating media discussion on TED-Ed
TED Book “Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed with Documenting Our Lives
Online” discusses the challenges of social media turning every day folks into
journalists. The chapter “A World of Mush” focused on the evolution of news and
how, in our modern age, “A rumor can carry as much weight as a verified fact.”
can read an excerpt of Our Virtual Shadow on the TED blog
.Journalism can be much more than reporting. An authentic, human narrative touches audiences and keeps them reading. Learn how to shape a human-centered news story, and the importance of facts, context and heart.
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