In the past three years, new media has essentially experienced a baptism in fire as a newsgathering tool. The goal for institutions like the Pulitzer Center is to merge new media tools with the traditional. Mainstream journalists tell a story while creating links with local journalists and local channels through social media, and use new media tools to effectively convey a narrative to readers around the world. Maintaining the aesthetic balance with the speed of social media and keeping technology alive is important for us to keep stories going.
This is an outstanding article. Though it uses photojournalism as its focus, the points it makes could apply to all journalistic formats operating in the age of the cloud and social networks. And a great perspective on crisis reporting in a world of camera phones.