How Google Hangouts will transform traditional tv broadcasting

Sarah Hill is the interactive anchor at KOMU-TV 8, the broadcast lab for the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She also has over 350,000 followers on Google+, where she’s been blazing a trail with Google Hangouts with the help of interactive director Jen Reeves.
KOMU is the first broadcaster to integrate the live video chats on-air. Since then, other TV shops have been experimenting with Hangouts. Yesterday, PBS held one. And today, msnbc will be holding a Hangout from 4-5 pm. ET, simultaneously streaming it on
As Google+ continues to grow — and integrates in search — I think it’s a safe bet that news organizations and other media brands will soon count it among the “big three” of social networks, instead of a distant cousin. Sarah wrote this excellent post below (initially on Google+, naturally) about her experience with 

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