For months, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen – primarily my wife and cats – that the death of mass media is not necessarily a bad thing. Sure we lose that commonality of all knowing we saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan or instantly know what “yada, yada, yada” means, but the whole mass media thing was just a blip in the time line of human history anyway. For far much longer, we’ve been discreet communities, tribes and guilds.
Steve Yelvington touches on turning around our assumptions in this post.
Journalism is changing. Personally, I think it is changing for the better.