Wolff in Journalists’ Clothing
Will Newser.com and news aggregators be the end of traditional print newspapers? This is the question print journalists from all platforms of print media are asking. The answer is simple: maybe…
After watching the video of Newser.com’s founder, Michael Wolff speak about how he wants to put an end to print media, there are many concerns as to if this doomsday scenario for print media is possible.
Last summer the Lincoln Park/ DePaul University area was plagued with a rash of brutal muggings. All the muggings occurred between July 30th, 2009 – Aug. 4th, 2009. Police, as of Dec. 27th, 2009 still have not arrested anyone for these crimes.
All the victims were males in their 20s who were walking alone. The city flag below is a link to the map that outlines the locations and times of these attacks, and two additional attacks that police suspect could be related to the DePaul muggings. Anyone that has any information about these crimes should contact the Chicago Police Department (312) 742-5870.
The recent downfall of print media has had a large impact on the medium of magazines. Hard copies of magazine giants like The New Yorker, Newsweek and Playboy -yes, even Playboy might be a thing of the past. As print magazines quickly go the way of the Dinosaurs, (do not pass extinction, do not collect $200 dollars) contemporary on-line magazines such as FLYP are slowly climbing atop the multimedia food-chain.
As journalism turns away from the printed page and more towards the digital landscape of web-based platforms it is important for journalists to discover their place in this technological universe. Journalist, will in essence, need to become more versatile in their technical skill set while at the same time committing themselves to a specific niche or topic from which to speak from.