In the early 1990s, the Internet threatened the newspaper when it took over journalism and reporting. This Poytner article explores how the sensation of smart phones and tablets will effect the news industry as all organizations scramble to have a big presence in the mobile world.
This article brings up the debate of whether news organizations need to take the approach where they simply extend what they are already doing to their mobile site or if they need to completely focus on having a mobile presence in order to take advantage of the changes in technology. Regardless of what choice the organization makes, mobile journalism is bringing about radical changes.
Many valid points are raised in this article on why newsrooms need to become "mobile first." Personally, I am always checking my phone for news updates. I always have my iPhone and don't always have my computer or a TV near me. Tablets and iPads are so popular that it is not uncommon for a person to carry one around with them. Apps on all of these devices make it so easy to receive news updates and in my opinion, news organizations should be focusing on how they can make the biggest imprint in the mobile world.
I agree in this article that in the coming future, mobile journalism is going to surpass the web. It is accessed much easier and in crazy day to day life, not all people have time to sit down and read a newspaper or watch the news. They want to be able to find out what is going on in the world right at their fingertips.
I am not sure what effect this will have on the news industry. I think by focusing on the mobile world there will be a lot of success for many organizations. But, what do you think? What effect will this have on the world of journalism?