Monday, 26 September 2011

"Page One" (Documentary) - School Post

Before I start this post I would like to apologize for being a downer but this is my full honest truth of how I felt when I watched 'Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times' 

September 23rd 2011 all of us Cre Comm students made our way to Cinematheque to watch the ever so thought provoking documentary 'Page One:A Year Inside the New York Times'. Basically this documentary was on The New York Times and how journalism has been, is and will be in the many years to come.

To be honest it frightened me. I went into my program thinking I would major in Journalism and the more and more I think of it, I do not know if I want to put myself in a 'risky business'. As my Journalism teacher pointed out today that many newspaper companies are 'bleeding money'. Its a fact. They are bleeding money, and in many years to come who knows if we will have print media or worse no jobs for journalists.

On the other hand, I need to be more optimistic because yes, print media may die and we physically will not have papers BUT journalism will never die. They need to start adjusting to new technology which they will HAVE TO DO!!!!!

Technology's influence on our world today is not a new concept yet how this documentary portrays our world's dependence on it, is an eye opener. I urge all journalists working on print to make their way online because our world is turning into a boxed screen which we will be looking into for decades to come.

'Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times' : OFFICIAL TRAILER 

1 comment:

  1. Good advice, and most journalists are following it.
    There is no longer any such thing as a print journalist, just as there is no such thing as a broadcast journalist.
    Any journalist who is not online-print-broadcast-and-whatever-else-comes-along just won't last in the business.