In a sense, reality TV is just user-generated content. It is amateurs doing what they do, and creating content as a byproduct of their actions. Granted, network/cable television still has an unhealth level of control as mediator and distributor, but you get the idea.
So, how long until we see a story like the following from Variety, except like the subject with be the impact of blogs on professional journalists?
Statistics released Wednesday by Screen Actors Guild showed a 10% plunge in episodic television roles last year to 34,431 — a loss of 3,523 roles from 2003 — as reality programming in primetime increased from 15 to 22 hours per week…