Learning Curve

As social media use increases with Twitter, Apps, Facebook etc… what does that mean for print media?
Page One was a great depiction of the inside the New York Times newsroom and the print vs. online media crisis in America. As quoted in the movie they explain that “print media is in a time of great turmoil.” As the New York Times has made changes to their agenda to produce online media so have other printing companies throughout the nation. The movie gave insight as to how the media room has changed from a one—way type of communication with the audience to an interacting media, not only with the audience but within the newsroom. That became apparent in the film when they were describing how Wikileaks landed at the New York Times. Brian Stelter, New York Times reporter, was revolutionary in advancing online news. Before working at the Times, Stelter, as a student, was writing stories on a website about the news. The Times saw him as an asset to the company as it was seeing the metamorphosis of journalism was in the beginning stages and hired him. He knew the importance of the video and that it was news breaking before the rest of the reports could put a grip on the meaning of the videos.
Most printing companies see this as a problem when really they could be just the beginning of a learning curve. The internet has been around for years and still it seems that print media has precedence over online media, so you have to ask the question as to why print didn’t see the door earlier? Online media has more outlets to get the information out and isn’t it our job as journalists to get news to people efficiently and effectively? Why is this a problem? People aren’t eliminating media, they are simply just customizing how they receive their media.

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