Technology is in the forefront of all news today and I do not anticipate that changing. I see it becoming more and more prevalent. Newspapers and magazines will become fewer and fewer while online journals and blogs will become even more popular than they are today. I saw an interesting article a while back referencing how Fox News has lost its credibility. I think that things like this are cyclical and will constantly be changing. The leading news producers will flip flop who is on top and who is slipping behind. A few things will not change, conglomerates will always be there. I think that it could even become more apparent. Less and less companies will own the majority of all news. This is scary to think about. We are already somewhat brainwashed from all the media that we see that is either biased or one sided. Things could get worse. I can think of something that could, and may, combat this. User-generated content. Blogs. I see blogs taking off in the future. People want to know quick stories, written in a way that we can zoom through them. Everything is moving in the quick direction.. no one sits down and reads the newspaper before they go to work. They check their phone for updates or emails. I see the media really going in this direction. Quick blog updates sent to mobile devices that pinpoint the users interests and concerns and simply send the user what he or she wants to know and hear about. “Mobile” will dominate. Having all the information that you may want in the palm of your hand… that’s what our generation wants.
I could be completely wrong.. Media and technology are constantly changing and I really can’t predict what is going to happen.
I found this article about the future of digital media and found it to be really interesting.