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The revolution will not be televised or printed.

Mark Fletcher
January 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine blogs and writes in The Guardian about how YouTube has lead frogged TV (and print):

The revolution will not be televised. It will be YouTubed. The open TV of the people is already turning into a powerful instrument of politics – of communication, message, and image – in the next US presidential election. Witness: Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards; Republican Sam Brownback; and more candidates just announced their runs for the White House not in network-news interviews, nor in big, public events, but instead in their own online videos.

There are so many fronts on which YouTube and similar can replace old channels – as blogging has done for those with opinions.


Category: Media disruption · Newsagency challenges

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Fred // Jan 31, 2007 at 7:17 AM

    the old channels are using YouTube for their stories, last night 7’s news featured footage taken by G20 protestors of police attacking protestors – this footage is being viewed worldwide and is showing victoria’s police in a bad light.

    the revolution has started but you need to be a netizen to know the full story!


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