From the LA TIMES
“When the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences created a new Emmy award this year for news and documentary programs produced for websites, mobile phones and iPods, the group aimed to recognize the best of new media.
But when the award is presented in September, the winner will likely be old media.
That’s because five of the seven nominees for the so-called emerging media Emmy announced Monday were actually reports done by websites of the New York Times or the Washington Post.
The traditional television news divisions were shut out of the category.”
So whats the takeaway?
New Technology levels playing fields and removes barriers .
It means Newspapers don’t need FM transmitters or FCC licences to create audio entertainment that competes with radio. Neither does TV.
It means TV networks don’t need a printing press and a distribution channel to deliver written content that competes with Newspapers. Neither does Radio.
It means Radio doesn’t need space on a cable network to get the scoop on a world premier of a music video. Neither does Newspapers.
Yes . . . including good ole’ radio. ,-)