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#AsiaD: Al Gore Says Internet Journalism Needs To Find Business Models; Online TV Challenges

Speaking at the AsiaD conference, Former US Vice President Al Gore spoke about the issues that online television will face as consumption increases - rather, is already facing. Gore said that TV is by far the most dominant medium, especially prime time. 7-10 PM Prime Time still blows everything away. But the activity on iOS and Android is now rivaling TV. There is a problem with TV on the Internet - you hit a bandwidth capacity problem. Now with Video, the number of digits in a 30 minute video is a like a years worth of email. Even with compression, it still is absorbing a massive majority of an increase. There is a crunch coming, but that is what has impeded the migration of television proper on to the Internet. People like Hulu have been very creative. For the majority of people, it is still going to be some time before we get a full migration of TV on the Internet. On Internet Journalism: Crowdsourcing is not a substitute for Investigative journalism. The move to internet journalism, the medium is so centrifugal, that you don't get enough mass to get centripetal push to build revenue models to support well trained investigative journalism. The advertising revenue shift has led to newspapers firing people, but the business models aren't ready. Where will it go? it's impossible to predict, because it is an emergent process. We'll have some mobile smartphone journalistic model. I consumer a lot of news on my iPhone 4S and…

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