For American politics, the Web has proved itself to be a powerful money-raising device, but e-mails, blogs, YouTube videos and Facebook haven’t demonstrated an ability to get voters to the polls. The new technology that’s best at moving people reaches beyond the desktop.Graff includes examples of crowd-gathering-by-text in other countries to bolster the assertion. And, continuing a trend seen for some time in local media, major TV networks' bureaus are being replaced by:
...a new breed of reporter, sometimes called a “one-man band,” has become the new norm. Though the style of reporting has existed for years, it is being adopted more widely as these reporters act as their own producer, cameraman and editor, and sometimes even transmit live video.The change will allow CNN, for example, to deploy all-in-one reporters to 10 additional cities in the U.S. What do you need to do to help reporters who've moved beyond the desk?