- Quote: With the Web, we could be witnessing the most
important development in expressive media since the advent of writing.
One exciting if disruptive possibility is that under the influence of
the young, the Internet will usher in a new era of interactive,
audiovisual literacy. Though written words will remain critical to
human communication, it’s likely they will no longer dominate in the
exchange of news and information. –Jon Palfreman, 2006 Nieman Fellow
Note: I really like that phrase…interactive literacy. In this world, when we consume, we create. And while we may feel discomfort at the idea that written words may no longer dominate our communication, right now, it’s just different, not necessarily worse.- post by willrich
- Quote: Journalism is on a fast-paced, transformative journey, its destination still unknown. That the Web and other media technologies are affecting mightily the practice of journalism is beyond dispute. Less clear is any shared vision of what the future holds.
Note: Hmmm…sounds like some other institution I know. This Nieman Reports issue has an amazing array of essays that articulate the changes that are occuring in journalism and media. My favorite section is “Sensing the Change,” and there will be more to say about these ideas…
- post by willrich