Friday, 30 September 2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times- Movie at the Art Space

This past Friday, I attended "Page One: Inside the New York Times" with the CreComm clan. As a student of journalism; the movie gave me both a realistic and exciting insight into the life and times of a journalist.

Sitting in the small movie theater next to my peers, my eyes were focused on the quick witted pros of The Times, such as the star of the movie David Carr.

The story of The Times is a prime example of how instant information has changed the way we; read, interpret, and receive news.
The way the director explains this change is by comparing the Watergate scandal to WikiLeaks YouTube Iraq video.

When the Watergate scandal broke, the journalists were needed to get the information to the people; in contrast to now, the information is simply transmitted over the Internet without the use of the newspaper.

Another difference is; the information that is being transmitted without the help of the newspaper has a not-so-secret agenda.The use of fairness and balance journalism has become far more skewed because WikiLeaks claims to be "activist-journalists", but really it is journalism with an agenda and an edited video.

"It's a collision of two words, classification , privacy and wanting to take it down" said the other star of the movie Brian Stelter.
The movie was a glimpse into the very busy, and changing world of a journalism in an age where the future of traditional media, like the newspaper is at risk.

2 comments:

  1. Julian Assange's attempts to define himself as a journalist/ activist were very interesting.

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