‘Analyze, Educate And Supply Context’July 30, 2012 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
I hope that Susan Wilson will write for a very long time and that I can just be a part of her incredible world.
She exquisitely explains why so many traditional news sources aren’t getting the way that communication happens in 2012, and where they are failing.
Here is an excerpt from her post on a shooting in Mississippi.
Could it really be there are still traditional media outlets out there that don’t understand if it didn’t happen on social media, it didn’t happen? Appears so. What The Chronicle appears to understand is that social media gets the story out there now. The internet gets the story out there now. And that allows the print edition to do what we’re always complaining news doesn’t do anymore: Analyze, educate, and supply context. Obviously not everyone uses Facebook and Twitter. I get that. There are thousands of people in Jones County without internet access. That’s why WDAM’s fail in reporting (or not reporting) the story last night is so mind boggling to me. Then going on the defensive this morning was just weird. We were understaffed, you guys! Olympics! USA! No one reads this feed for real news!
First of all, all news organizations are understaffed right now so I can’t help but agree with Susan that statement may be the lamest thing I’ve heard since Bill Clinton (whom I love but he does get a Coma Spanking here) said he didn’t inhale.
The only thing I will add is that you must read her every damned day and that when news organizations quit trying to control the distribution of their stories instead of just frigging reporting them, things will be a great deal groovier.
It ain’t hard, as my grandfather used to say.