You heard the cries that traditional media was dying, that newspapers were doomed and that “real” journalism was no longer practiced—thanks to the fact that anyone with a blog and webcam could pass themselves off as a reporter. But by now, you know the doomsayers were wrong.
Sure, we’ve certainly seen changes—but they’ve been exciting, promising and even needed. And sure, some traditional mainstream outlets still aren’t keeping up, but others are standing out in their use of social media. These nimble adapters are not only learning to survive in the new media era—they’re thriving in it, and some are even leading the charge when it comes to breaking ground in innovative uses of social media techniques to gather, report, publish and distribute the news.
These are the mainstream media outlets featured here (with some surprises added in along the way), to whom we say long live media!