Sunday, April 1, 2007
MediaShift: Web 2.0 and the Salvation of Journalism
As a form of new media, blogs have become a major point of interest for professional journalists. This analysis comes out of a desire to both chronicle and participate in the digital media revolution. One of the journalists on the cutting edge of this move toward digital journalism is Mark Glaser of PBS. Glaser's blog, MediaShift, is one of the web's premier sources for information about the potential of blogs and Web 2.0 to reinvigorate and transform the stagnant media world. MediaShift is hosted by PBS, long recognized as an excellent source for news and commentary with shows like NewsHour, Washington Week and NOW.
Glaser's writing style is engaging, humorous and informative at the same time. The topics range from crowdsourcing, online and community journalism, digital video recorders, podcasting, and Wiki software, among other related matters. The site is updated frequently, and includes a Feevy-esque blog roll for further reading.
Because the focus of our class is the emerging field of digital journalism, and specifically Web 2.0 as it relates to online media, MediaShift is an excellent candidate for our Feevy.