I was out for a walk earlier this afternoon and came across this incredible performance by what I believe is the Bellevue Christian Concert Choir (I spoke with some of the students afterwords (pictured below) and they mentioned they were from Bellevue Christian School.)
Beyond the performance, and the acoustics of the room, what I found most amazing about this experience was to see how many students had digital cameras with them, and how many of those cameras were video-enabled.
We’re entering a whole new world, my friends, where traditional media can no longer keep up with what’s going on around the world at the same pace that 100 million info-hungry ‘tweeners are as quickly, easily, and affordably equipped as they both are and can be to report the news as it’s happening to anyone with access to the internet. Add to this an equivalent number of 30, 40, and 50 somethings, an increasingly technologically savvy group of retired folk, and, of course, the popularity of sites such as YouTube and I think we can easily assume that within 10 years time the newscasts as we know them will be no longer.
Just my opinion, of course, and I have every reason to believe that these same media agencies will find ways to adapt.
But they’d better adapt quickly. ;-)