Local news, but not as we know it – reviewing media histrionics about local news « Ultra Local Voice: communities, communicating – William Perrin reacts very articulately to Polly Tonybee declaring ?This is an emergency. Act now, or local news will die?, stating that it needn’t die, just adapt:
There have been many media transitions before, this is just another one. The transitions from print to radio in the 1930s, from radio to TV in the 1950s-70s and from static to rolling news in the 1990s. In no case did the preceding media disappear, it just adapted and learned to live alongside the new medium that eventually stole much of the limelight. People thrived who adapted their skills from one medium to the next. The world did not end, it just changed.