From Stacy Lukas
For the past few months, I’ve been involved behind the scenes in a very exciting project that will change the face of journalism forever. It is called uwemp (a conglomeration of the words “you, we, me, empowered”), an open-source media company offering experience-based content in a new concept called “dialogue-based journalism.” Our writers provide feature and profile articles on people and organizations changing the world we live in today. All content focuses on experiences—challenges, setbacks and lessons learned—that have led to sustained success.
My friend Stacy Lukas is working with them. Which I find ironic because I am working with another company called FWIX (feeds with in the mix) both of these organizations are trying to be the next form of journalism.
FWIX is a blog aggregation service which grabs the most trafficked blogs relevant to the city . FWIX created an iphone app to tell you the hot spots in the city. When I used this app I did not see how this was working. The app just told the person the location of the story and failed to say where the hot spots were.
Everyone is thinking journalism is dying. Which is why people are blogging when they are let go from a newspaper. Instant publishing allows them to print their own stories as they see them. TMZ winds up breaking the Michael Jackson story.
So what do you think is the next wave of journalism. A blog aggregator, traditional journalism in a new form, or a group effort? What do you think will change the communication industry forever? Will journalists and PR people get along because of the changing landscape?