Things have Changed, No?
Is it me, or has Fooldom moved from written items to interview/roundtable type items in its Heaadline materials? I don't mean a total abandonment of written reports, but as a percentage of all stories, have video presentations of interviews, etc become a dominant form? I am not sure I like it. I know I read more effectively than I listen, and I just plain enjoy learning from the written word. But I also dislike roundtable type formats because they mimic conversation without allowing for real interaction between people. Persona A, B, C and D sit around a table. Each of them respond to the same question or issue, but without listening to, building upon or even taking into account each others answers. In a similar vein, I find videos of people being interviewed uninspiring (unless a really good interviewer is involved), because a real conversation, explanation, substantive discussion rarely occurs.
Of course, I may be in an extreme minority here. I know that the dominance of television has made almost anything video more attractive than simple text to lots of people. But I was wondering if this is a decision based trend, or simply a "things just happened to go this way" kind of thing. It might not even be a trend at all.