Allison's Adventures in Multiplatform Journalism

A Learning Blog about Multimedia and Journalism

Newsworthy Picture Assignment February 15, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — allisonjstroud @ 10:18 am

Rebelution headlining their first concert at The Pageant playing a song with opener Origone.

I took the following picture with my iPhone when I was standing front row at The Pageant watching one of my favorite bands, Rebelution, play. This was the first time that they headlined a tour where they played in bigger, well-known venues like The Pageant located off Delmar Blvd near The Delmar Loop. I think that this piece of information is newsworthy because it is a big step in the right direction towards the band’s success.


Journalism 2011: The New Trifecta February 2, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — allisonjstroud @ 11:02 pm

“Social media will establish itself firmly as something that every media company will need to have a strategy and staff for. This isn’t a fad.” -Jim Brady, former general manager, TBD
This is where I found the following statement. I agree with this statement. I believe that social media will play a huge role in how people receive and report the news. I see media companies establishing strategy and heavily utilizing the social media sites Facebook and Twitter. When the companies start this strategy, it will open up new opportunities for jobs that weren’t once available before.

Michael Andersen, editor of Portalnd Afoot, made this “wild” prediction that “2011 will be the year of media initiatives that serve poor and middle-income people.
I somewhat agree with Anderson’s “wild” prediction. Anderson’s prediction deals mainly with mobile internet capability. When smart phones and mobile web on cell phones came out, it was a luxury to have one. Now as the mobile web and popularity of smart phones are rising, the price of owning one or having mobile internet capabilities is going down. Since almost everyone owns a cell phone these days and the cost for having mobile internet is going down, media companies will start  producing more news that way.

“2011 is the year of The New Trifecta: the convergence of mobile, social and video…” -Ken Doctor, analyst, Newsonomics
I completely agree with this prediction. The convergence of mobile, social, and video is a vital new platform that eventually all news and social media companies will be using. These are three elements that are growing in popularity among the public. Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and smart phones will eventually converge together into a big “hub” where people can go find their information.

The traditional newsroom will become a virtual newsroom.
I could see this happening, maybe not in 2011, but definitely in the near future. The beauty of a virtual newsroom is that journalists and reporters could do all of their work in the field, instead of meeting back at a central location to write and do research on a story. With mobile technologies on the rise, this gives journalists and reporters the ability to do all of their work in the field.



The Future of Journalism is Bright February 1, 2011

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I think that the change in how people are acquiring their news today is a positive one. As technology advances, the news becomes more accessible and quicker to find. This is nothing new to us though. Fear of losing the news has happened with every new advancement of technology after the printing press. With all of the new technological advancements like smart phones, iPads, ebooks, etc., the future of the news is in for a change. Mark Glasser explains ten reasons as to why this change is a positive one.

Based on what I have read about the future of journalism, I think that change we are experiencing is for the better. I think that in the future all news will be digital and will be acquired from online media. Before people were limited to what news they were getting, now when people get their news from online the possibilities of what they want to know are endless. As far as broadcasting the news goes, I think that eventually everything will be available to view online. With everything being available online, their will be a bigger opportunity for jobs. The web is a huge place which can be accessed from basically anywhere with a numerous amount of devices like smart phones, computers, etc. Because of this I think that journalists will have a better opportunity to write for multiple sources instead of just one newspaper. Even though the future of journalism does have it downsides, like the possible end to print news for example, the track that it’s on looks to be a positive one to me.



Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — allisonjstroud @ 7:50 pm

Hi friends. This is my blog site that I will be using for my Multiplatform Journalism class. I look forward to learning and writing about the exciting world of multimedia news!