I decided to choose a few well-known news organizations,, and create a graph, that shows whether or not they use a certain type of social media or otherwise to deliver coverage. I found that it seems to be necessary to use all types of media, because every news organization I checked uses every major type I came up with.
I’d like to ask the class to suggest one or two more News Outlets for the Graph, as well as one or two more forms of media I hadn’t thought of.
I noticed that all these different coverages are pretty much the same story over and over, but presented from the different forms of media to appeal to a vast and diverse audience.
I think the most unique stories being told are the ones where a reporter has lots of time to make the best use of their selected media; print, television, radio, etc. The features are the ones where I am completely wrapped up in what’s going on. I appreciate completely the usefulness of short news updates via twitter, but I’d personnally much rather be told a more personal story, or shown images that affect lives, rather than seeing a small amount of words trying do justice to amazing events.