At a time when ordinary citizens are increasingly functioning as on-scene reporters, nearly three-quarters (72%) of that amateur content that aired on these television outlets was not identified as such.
The sources of the estimated $63-$65 billion dollars supporting print, online and broadcast news has shifted, with advertising dollars declining and audience payments, in the form of subscriptions, for example, comprising a bigger share.
NBC News purchased a digital start-up company that allows anyone with a smartphone to stream live video to the network from the scene of breaking news, a move that could lead to increased use of user-generated content.
[embeded: src=”http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_embed_2x_container.swf?site=cnn&profile=desktop&context=embedwww&videoId=bestoftv/2013/06/20/newday-morning-minute-6-20.cnn&contentId=bestoftv/2013/06/20/newday-morning-minute-6-20.cnn” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” bgcolor=”#000000″ allowfullscreen=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”550″ wmode=”transparent” height=”309″] This week, CNN launched New Day, a three-hour morning program at the center of the channel’s effort to regain its footing in the world of cable news. To do that, it will have to compete not only with the major networks, but also with more popular […]
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