My wife and I really enjoyed watching “Page One: Inside The New York Times” (available now on Netflix streaming).
While it started by outlining the historical paper and touching upon the impact that it’s had over the years, it quickly shifted focus and began to poise the question of how “traditional media” tackles the undeniable power of “new media” in this day and age. As it unfolded, I couldn’t help but think of how the struggles of the printed world (be it a newspaper or book publisher) parallel the record industry. At the heart of it, the user or consumer will make the ultimate choice, and based on that choice, the industry will have to adapt and respond to the changes that come with those choices. I just hope, that regardless of where technology takes us in the future, we don’t loose sight of the need to have some level of professionalism and filters involved in that process. Hopefully there’s a business model that can be supported within it as well. That’s where the true challenge lies. Go watch the film and let me know what you think.