I’m starting to think about a feature I’ve been asked to write about how the print journalist’s job description is evolving. In a very, very short time a great many print hacks have had to learn about everything from podcasts, recording studios, video production to blogging, responding to comments and being part of that dreaded bloody conversation thing. Alors… I came across this quote which perfectly sums up the clash of old and new mindsets – I’ve added links to make it a wee bit more understandable.
I do get the sense that the Guardian’s columnists are simply not
used to this kind of medium, they are not used to getting feedback in
public where they can’t just hit ‘delete’ to get rid of a pesky critic.
Suw …. likened such old school thinking to this:
It’s like them walking into a pub, making their
pronouncements and then walking out. Later, they are shocked to find
out that everyone is calling them a wanker.
Nowt new. I just love the last two sentences. Perfect.