09 October 2009

'News' snapshot across media

The Pew Centre's Project for Excellence in Journalism has published a recent snapshot (lovely bar charts) of the main stories across different media in the US: blogs, print journalism and Twitter. Some interesting contrasts, with the human/Hollywood Polanski story dominating blogs (personally, don't want to give the man any more space here), health care dominating in print, and Google Wave on Twitter. All of which shows a, perhaps unsurprising, segmentation in people's use of different media; not necessarily, imo, that the media world is dividing up into discrete segments. That may be part of the story (particularly the pattern for Twitter) but I think people are looking to different formats for different things. The blogging graph suggests which part of traditional media might most feel under threat from new media, though.

[via John Naughton]

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