He then posted on his site:
I’d never considered myself to be a news source at all. In fact I emailed Prem, the author of the post at dharmasphere about it and he responded promptly (and I mean promptly – like 5 minutes later):
“We’re all news sources these days!”
Wow. That was an eye-opening, paradigm-shifting statement for me.
Indeed, now I have caught Cori’s news not only once but twice. For now I also know about his thoughts on this paradigm shift in journalism. Cori – you are broadcasting to the world every aspect of your mind, your ideas, your approach and personality… to the extent that you consciously or subconsciously choose.
We are all news sources thse days, and ever more so. We are sources of music, art, ideas and inspiration. There is an irresistable desire to share what we care for, to connect with greater and greater spheres of audience. This drives the advance of communications. The lines between communication, publishing and broadcasting gets forever more blurred.
The Internet first opened the door to en masse global communication and global broadcasting. As the barriers between an individual and the Internet retreat, the individual’s access to a global audience and a global stage gets greater and greater. A global voice, with global interaction.
Every post, every image, movie, piece of code, or anything supplied to any website (public or otherwise) and every comment made on any website anywhere – this is all part of the user’s broadcasts. All these thoughts, ideas and creations are broadcast to the internet and across the world. To the extent that the user, or any group that they are a part of, penetrates into the World Wide Web, they will reach an ever-expanding audience of people.
Dan Gillmor posted some thoughts on objectivity in Grassroots Journalism.
Questions that need answering:
- Why do we wish to communicate and to broadcast?
- What is Dharmasphere broadcasting?