All media now multimedia, social & mobile | World Press Photo ::expanding concept of ‘the photographic’::

No sector of the “traditional media” remains untouched by the disruption in the new media economy. In China, Europe and North America the “traditional media” is no longer a relevant category for understanding the production, distribution and consumption of news and information. In the new media economy all media is multimedia, social media, and it is increasingly mobile. While print distribution will not become extinct, the screen is the primary access point for information, and our conception of “the photographic” has to be expanded to incorporate all modes of visual storytelling. This is not the result of convergence of different types of media, but the development of an ecology of information that effects us all, here and now, for “much of journalism’s imagined future is now its lived-in present.”

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