The marketplace for news gathering, editing and distribution has been and continues to be disrupted by technology. As a member of Denver's news media mid-70s to mid-80s — from March 1979 to December 1981 as a 9News reporter/anchor — later, as a builder of internet websites served from Denver data centers 1996 through 2016, I share a New York Times vision of the future below this paragraph. Apply that projection to replacement news platforms when newspapers die in rural regions having no local TV newsroom. Streaming video dispatches are economical and practical now. No satellite truck or metro eye-in-the-sky beats rural and nimble citizen-reporters on the frontline, The Watchdogs of the West. We're that band of news stringers credited for work when edited and streamed, joining as volunteers with the best talent earning as we grow — wildlife, sports, back-country features encouraged — tripod and drone video favored. When news breaks cellular partners gather and report the facts. Let's craft a platform dedicated to accurate information, honoring the memory of news story-telling pioneers Paul Harvey and Charles Kuralt.
Welcome to the post-text future – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/09/technology/the-rise-of-a-visual-internet.html
Ink on wood-pulp as a news delivery medium is increasingly obsolete associated with its ravenous timber loss by filthy paper mills shipping tons of newsprint. Failing newspapers essentially crank out first histories a day later as stressed reporters and editors are dually-tasked with meeting a demand for speedy online coverage. Their ad-clogged websites subsidize often stale and spun reports. The Rocky Mountain News was driven out of print in 2009. Nearly a decade later, the Denver Post struggles with maintaining its viability as staff cutbacks deepen. See CBS News 4/14/18. Newspaper extinctions are routine in 2018 — Wikipedia: Decline of newspapers.
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