Technology Is Amazing
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Technology changes everyday. Last year, hardly anyone had heard of tablets but now they are everywhere, with iPads and book readers, such as the Kindle and the Nook. This writer had thought he would never love reading anything as good as a book until he purchased his Kindle. Technology has taken hold of us in its death grip. It affects everything, including education, the cars we ride and, yes, even the newspaper.
A few years ago, newspapers had to work hard to get editorial content, including written stories and photographs. They had to get it to the printer on time so that the next issue could be published. It was deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.
These days, journalists and their publishers have to worry not only about a print edition, but also their web site. There’s a demand for breaking news stories to be posted as soon (and in some cases, before) they are ever written. Blog sites used by newspapers, and TV news crews, such as WordPress and Blogger, allow a person to post a few words about what is happening at that very moment. Social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, also allow reporters to print up-to-date information.
Newspapers now find themselves competing with not only print media, but with broadcast media as well. Smartphones and digital cameras now allow newspaper web sites to have the ability to broadcast live on the scene coverage, as well as archive footage for a later airing.
In the near future, newspapers will be able to put their websites on other media. Already, Greene Publishing’s website (www.greenepublishing.com) is enabled for mobile devices, such as cell phones. In the near future, folks will be able to scroll through their newspapers using the remote control on their TV set. Instead of photos accompanying the stories, many will have videos embedded in them.
The future of technology is brighter than ever and remember, the Internet is forever.
Right now, however, enjoy holding this newspaper in your hands and sitting back in your favorite chair to read it.