Sunday, 8 September 2013

“Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus?”

An interesting segment from today’s episode of UP, hosted by Steve Kornacki, on the role of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.:

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The title of this blog-post is taken from the title of Peter Hamby’s article, “Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus? Searching for a better way to cover a campaign”, which Kornacki mentions in the segment. It’s both an interesting segment, as well as interesting article (the PDF is linked above). The article,

“… examine[s] the merits of being a reporter ‘on the bus’ during a presidential campaign, at a time when Twitter and other web-driven developments in the media have broken down walls between the political press and the public. A political junkie can follow a campaign minute-by-minute with Twitter, watch it via live-streamed campaign events, or read about it on a growing number of niche news outlets devoted to covering even the most incremental developments in politics. But as some walls are crumbling, others are going up…”

Here’s the second segment from UP, which adds more.

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