Future of the New York Times

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

This is my reaction to the New York Times in the movie Page One. For the last few years rumors that newspapers are going to die  have threatened the New York Times and other news printing businesses. Putting it plain and simple newspapers are still around today because people like to know what is going on. This movie opened my eyes not to how the newspaper industry is ending but how it is changing. Now I see it as the beginning of a new way we can obtain and read the news through using online media sources.

Making it Happen

Brian Stelter is a genius. He realized first how beneficial twitter and other social media could be used in the professional work world. Why not make a living out of something you do in your free time. Tweeting, Facebook and blogging are fun for people to use and also an effective way to reach a large audience. Stelter is very creative and smart to be one of the first people to use these social media outlets to gain publicity and ultimately financial gain for a business.
David Carr was a great story teller. I loved how he used so much sarcasm and vulgarity to make his points. The part in the movie where Carr talks about newssource.com and holds up the Swiss cheese paper made me realize the consequences if newspapers ended.

Change is Good

No doubt, I believe that the common newspaper has some serious changes ahead of it but I think that once people accept it is not dying, it’s just going digital everyone will settle down. They will still need journalis to write the stories and editors to revise them. The work will mainly be the same the distribution is what will be changing. It will just be done in a cheaper, more efficient, faster and less wasteful way. It’s 2012, out with the old in with the new. Even David Carr agrees there are some benefits the web can have.

“I think there’s always going to be a kind of pathology in the system, and yes it could be put on steroids by new platforms. But journalism is constructed by humans and there’s going to be mistakes. If anything the web, in general, is more of a self-cleaning oven, more of a self-correcting narrative. Things get truer as they go.” -David Carr

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