Perhaps the most fundamental change involves the blurring of boundaries. Blogs, Facebook and YouTube have given the audience the power to publish. News is becoming a dialogue. Boundaries within the newsroom are also crumbling. Print reporters are being asked to take pictures and record audio. Newspaper companies are producing Emmy-award-winning video. This is about convergence. Merriam-Webster says the word means “moving toward union or uniformity.” This coming together — some might call it consolidation — is exactly what the FCC is charged with monitoring.
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