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Vanessa S

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What are your ideas for the future of media?

From the first black-and-white TV box, to the latest HD 3D Internet TV technology. From the phonograph cylinder invented by Thomas Edison to the Apple iPhone made famous by Steve Jobs. From static showcased TV programmes, to on-demand and user-generated content. From traditional hardcopy newspapers, to instant-access digital publications.

Our media consumption patterns are continuously changing at an accelerated pace. The advent of the Internet has triggered a radical transformation of the old media principles. We are at a crucial point in time where our input can shape media standards, policy, and the almighty payment method.

How do you think the evolution of media unfold? What will media look like in 10-20 years? How will it be consumed?

What are your ideas for the future of media?

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  • Mar 2 2012: There may be developments and more internet related applications may come up. But the print media and the TV are there to stay forever. The Internet is able to give 2 most important facilities (1) You can watch the news at any time - of whatever interests you, and even the past news. (2) Certain news you can download it, bookmark to read when you are free - (a) you can have a extensive coverage and its comments and related news (b) You need not sit at one place /wait for news / get bored with unwanted news. With this in mind most of the print media as well as TV channels opened their web pages. This will continue - and I am sure there will be either a different organization or a separate arm of CNN / BBC would be developed in the web to cater to the regional news with extensive coverage. There will direct coverage relation between their web pages and TV channels. But, only question one has to ask - is - whether any web based or TV channel can able to penetrate the Iran or Cuba like countries to get the real news is the question.
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      Mar 4 2012: Thanks subramanyam. Interesting point about future media penetration in countries like Iran and Cuba, due to their political situation. I've thought before that infrastructure is also an issue for developing countries, that may be another barrier to consider.

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