I don't know if I'm the first to use these words together.
Some people do written b-logs -- short for weblogs.
Some people do photo blogs.
Some people do v-logs, or video logs.
don't know if I'm the first, but let me introduce the concept of the
multimedia blog. Media companies are trying to use the term MMJ to mean
somebody who does everything but gets paid nothing. However, MMJ is a
useful term for the average joe who might be so inclined to go into
business for him/herself. Instead of MMJ, maybe perhaps a business model
and opportunity can be found in the MMB, or multi-media blog. If
bloggers learn what professional journalists know, than bloggers can be
unstoppable. That is, the only thing that professionals have to sell is
their credibility. Many media corporations -- newspapers, radio stations
and television stations have come to be owned by short term investment
companies, who care little about news, journalism or serving local
markets. Instead, they have concentrated only on short term profits. As
they do this, they have decided that producing local news is secondary
to cost cutting. So, the quality and accuracy of the product is
slipping. When journalists are expected to do their work, the work of
the photographer and the engineer and they have to work long hours for
little pay and less benefits (starting to sound like a sweatshop) then
it is easy to see why all the professionals are leaving the field. That
leaves open a big IF for people who might be interested in staying in
this field. That IF is how can I do this myself and support myself? Some
terms have been thrown around as of late -- hyperlocal or
narrowcasting. In other words, if a niche can be found and filled, such
as producing local news in an area that never had access to local news
before, or maybe a local arts newscast, or high school sports cast, etc.
etc. etc., then maybe that is the future of local news. However, the
big IF, is in the business model... how do you produce your MMB, and
make a living at it. Maybe it will just remain a hobby.
would make it a mutli-media blog, and ultimately different that what
has been done in the past, would be the interactive aspect of it. Not
only will there be livestreaming....
but there also would be a community forum.... Svoboda KC