New Media Stand Out on Sad Day
Many online news sites, including especially the major cable news networks, covered the sad breaking news from Virgina Tech today. The number of ways video news coverage has changed since the introduction of camera phones is astonishing. The future of the Internet is video, but perhaps greatest change is that traditional news organizations no longer try to hold back video that's not what the station engineers would consider "broadcast video."
I have not checked all the major cable/broadcast network news web sites to see how many of them are streaming or broadcasting live, but most are. Worth noting is not only are they doing it, the broadband Internet appears to have withstood what has surely been a massive demand on bandwidth. I'd be happy to hear from anyone who has that data.