If you’re like most converged communicators, you woke up this morning and learned that much of the Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia area is expecting some pretty nippy weather soon. In fact, much of Georgia is under the dreaded Ice Storm Warning. Brrrrrrr.
In past decades, most people would have learned about this on the TV news at noon or 6:00 p.m. How did you find out about this winter storm? Did this enable you to make adjustments more quickly? How many other media types could have informed you about the storm? Are there any potential drawbacks to news coverage that’s “always on”? (Think about last night’s discussion in MMC3200.)
Just some more media questions to think about. Now, try to stay out of the nasty weather tonight!