The State of the Media 2010 is still months away… but I’m already thinking about the marked difference that we should see in this year’s report.
Off the top of my head I can’t recall that any of the past thoroughly-researched status updates on journalism (way more than 144 characters, btw) fully realized how mobile news media could, and had to, become.
The way I see it, the one weakness of online news that magazines and newspapers still had going for them was portability. Even my laptop can’t go everywhere I can take my Tuscaloosa News or Newsweek without risking damage or loss. But my iPhone can (in most cases)
It’s like the old saw in home-buying is also true for news delivery: location, location, location; except now your news real estate transcends space… and is extremely time sensitive. Technology has made this possible, news. Befriend it, then go forth and multiply.