Sree Sreenivasan: the "tra-digital journalist" G!blog (gutjahrs vlog)

Sree Sreenivasan: the "tra-digital journalist" G!blog (gutjahrs vlog)



it is not a computer you know it's not a fool I mean it is a computer but it's not going to be a replacement for me for a computer because I need to be able to type and while there's a virtual screen board screen there's not an actual screen on here you can type with your thumbs but it's kind of big and it kept on your pocket but you'll carry it around it'll be another thing that a lot of people carry around as with a lot of Apple product it's also pricey so there's a lower level price and upper level price as with a lot of the things if you want to really make use of it you'll want the upper level better quality product and I just don't have the money to get it right now relate to the ipod is laid to the iphone i was late to the blackberry i understood how they work how they fit into people's lives but I wasn't ready for them I say before you adapt a new piece of technology it should fit into your life flow and your workflow otherwise it has no use until they both make sense and the good news is it is so early that we can try and wait till other people test it out first and then you find a reason for you to use it it's very hard to predict saviors in advance you know that is not how life works apart from Jesus Christ I don't think many people were there were not prophecies about people coming or you know that's not the way life works somebody comes they have nobody predicted Google was going to do what but Google is going to come but Facebook was going to come so I think looking for saviors like that is not a waste of people's time journalism is changing not because of this exchanging because of everything else around it including everything from social media to people's access and attention span access to information netbooks have changed the way people are getting information the BlackBerry has been so journalism is always in flux what people don't realize is that journalism has been in a state of confusion and flux for a hundred years and that it's a natural order of journalism that it's not if people are constantly changing and if we don't panic about it will be okay the what's broken is not the demand or the need or the love of journalism that is not what's changed what's changed is the business models have been an issue friendly who is a leading American journalist and was the character that George Clooney played in good night and good luck he used to say the television makes so much money doing its worst that it is no reason to do its best there's no incentive to do its best similarly because journalism was making so much money they didn't have to innovate they didn't have to try new things now they have to try a new thing I say to my students that it is very early so be open-minded about technology about ideas be a permanent learner I tell my students you're graduating in a couple of weeks or leaving from Columbia but be a permanent learner there are a lot of people who can do the traditional stuff but don't know the digital that people who know the digital stuff but don't know the traditional one of my colleagues seek Gissler who runs the Pulitzer Prizes came up with a great term the tread digital journalist trot digital journalist that is the traditional journalist with a digital overlay and if you can have but have both you're going to be fine anybody can teach you how to do Photoshop where your 12 year old niece can teach you how to do Photoshop but she doesn't know how to apply it in a storytelling narrative conversational manner that can help convey valuable timely relevant information that's what journalists can do

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