When we watched the trailer for the documentary Page One, I think that's the title, it reminded me of a screening i had in a different communications class. I don't quite remember what it was called but it was pretty much about the crisis of finding work/keeping work for journalists and the effect of the declining consumers of newspaper on the journalists. I'm assuming that Page One was similar to the screening I had in my other class where the dilemma is on newspapers and its sustainability in our culture. It probably is giving a point of view of the people in Page One and what their thoughts are on the life of newspapers. I think having discussed about newspapers in another class helped me understand it more in depth when we discussed the articles in class.
The Johnson article was praising the news transitioning to the web, the author really liked this new growth media. I agree with him on this. I socialize, do research, check email, and communicate with family on my computer; even school work is done over the internet. So for articles from the newspaper to be posted on the web, it would be so much more convenient for constant computer users like myself. It would even help us to be updated with the world consistently and every minute. Johnson said that the information he got over the web has given him higher quality, more depth, and just more information. That's a good thing, we should like this new form of media; the web.
Someone in class I believe brought up that maybe journalists should stop pouting about the decline of usage of newspapers and move on and become excited for new life in news being on the web. In the Starr article, he talked about how newspapers have always relied on the power of pricing. Newspaper companies can still have that power. People can buy their newspapers online. If newspapers and journalists were all transitioned to online then it could be beneficial. Journalists could write longer articles and write more than just one article on more than just one topic. Technology is improving, so should people's adaptability. Adaptability is part of survival in this world.