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Inside PR 417: Ezra Klein's vision of the future of media

By Joseph Thornley

On this week's Inside PR podcast, Martin Waxman, Gini Dietrich and I talk about three #IPRMustKnows. All three involve either Google or Facebook and two relate to video. Listen to the podcast for news about Facebook tools for video publishers, a new YouTube mobile player and the next steps in gutting Google+. Our main discussion item was suggested to us by Robert Carver (Thanks Robert!). Recently, Ezra Klein peered into the future and came up with the question, Is the Media Becoming a Wire Service? Klein's article is thought provoking and a worthwhile read. He posits a tradeoff between greater reach and an erosion in innovation. Gini, Martin and I are drawn into Klein's vision of the future with both enthusiasm and trepidation. Give it a listen and then tell us what you think? Is Klein's vision of future journalism something that you think will come to pass?

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