Something on Your Vine?

This week in my class we were talking about something called data journalism, in which tools (i.e. websites, databases) are used to provide information about a given subject.  Data journalism, along with social media, have been the new age way that journalist could collect their information for their stories, but with all of this talk about what is great now I start to wonder, what will be the next big thing that will sweep the journalism industry?

We already have many news organizations that call upon the people and user-generated content for more story ideas.  We already have social media sites like Twitter or Facebook where reporters can release new information instantly or connect with their audience, so I ask you all, what do you think the next big thing will be.

More and more people are using Vine these days and who’s to say that won’t get utilized more within the industry.  I think the same way Twitter made posting things shorter and much more simple, Vine can do the same thing for journalists.  The only limitation with Vine, however, is the amount of time allotted per video, with the length only averaging about 7 seconds long, so it’ll be interesting to see just how journalists will spend that precious time getting their stories across.  Tell me what you think?


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