Tuesday, February 27, 2007
We Are the Media
When I think about what I wrote in the last post, and I look at Zennie's video and I see so many cameras. So many people doing what he's doing. And so many people are doing it on Youtube and Google Video and Live Video and Revver and iFilm and so many other outlets, it makes you realize that in a sense we are becoming, or that we already are the media. That the old paradigm of waiting for some elite group of "journalists" to tell us what's news and what's not is fading slowly and thankfully away. We inform ourselves and we do a much more thorough and complete job of it than the conventional media, who are by definition not democratic and who, because of who owns them, and their closeness to power, must necessarily have their own agendas.