Corante kicks off their two-month long Future of Digital Media interview series with Jeff Jarvis — media guru, president and creative director of Advance.net and the voracious and prolific poster behind BuzzMachine.
Jeff’s lengthy interview is filled with some good quotables. Nothing truly new, if you’re an avid reader of BuzzMachine. But still quoting nonetheless. Here’s a few of our favs:
On citizen journalism: “Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will. Today they are challenging and changing media — where bloggers now fact-check Dan Rather’s ass — but tomorrow they will challenge and change politics, government, marketing, and education as well. This isn’t just a media revolution, though that’s where we are seeing the impact first. This is a chain-reaction of revolutions. It has just begun.”
On the podcasting, video and audio blogging: “I think we’re at the point in the birth of new video and audio that we were with blogs five years ago. And I didn’t really learn what blogging was about until I blogged. That’s why, this weekend, I’m finally breaking down and buying a Mac.”
On the FCC: “The FCC should get the F out of the way.”
On copyright: “In every aspect of media, we must stop thinking in old, centralized terms. The central, mass market is dying. Control at the center is gone. The decentralized network is taking its places. Control is in the hands of the citizens. The means of media are in the hands of the people. In this new world, the more you allow the people to create and distribute and market for you, the more you will win."
Corante did a nice job with the design of this interview, providing a comment mechanism for each question and answer, instead of one bulk comment bucket. Should keep discussions nicely focused.