The Greater Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in Salisbury sponsored a program this morning that examined the question of the affect of blogs on the distribution of information and the mainstream media. One of the speakers, Joe Albero, is the publisher of the Salisbury News, the number one rated political blog in Maryland. It is a web-log that we read each day to get news from the lower Shore and to also pick up a few techniques for managing the process of providing the “411 on the Mayor and Commissioners of Elkton.” Some of the insight from that content provider on the Web has been very helpful as we try to provide news that isn’t covered by legacy media here. Kye Parsons, the web editor at WBOC TV in Salisbury also participated in the program.
Joe’s speech to the Chamber about how things have changed in Salisbury as it concerns new media is on his web site. Since how we share information has changed so significantly, as newspapers have pulled back from providing valued local content, we thought you might want to read this since it is a pertinent, well done story for any community.
Because of many reasons, lots of them beyond the control of the local enterprises, organizations and advcoacy groups will have to use a range of web 2.0 products to get the news out. Someday we’ll write a piece on the recent history of the digital age in Cecil County. Remember it was only in the mid-90s when we started talking about web browsers and things like that.