Page One is a documentary that focuses on the current battle between new and traditional media. The movie discusses whether it is possible for a traditional media source that is as old and respected as the New York Times to survive during the uncertain period that media is currently in. The side of new media makes mostly appeals to logos and fact claims by stating the current position that most traditional media companies are in with regards to advertising and other revenue, and by showing the number of large newspapers that have had to close because of a lack of revenue. The traditional media side makes mostly value claims as they attempt to cite the usefulness of a big, slow, traditional media company in a media landscape that is ever more focused on quickly developing stories.
I am on the side of traditional media in this battle. I think that they can certainly find ways to survive if they do a better job of trying to innovate to the new media landscape. I would certainly prefer going to a trusted media source with experienced journalists to find a factual story than going to a blogger whose credibility I know nothing about and whose facts may be questionable. One thing that I think traditional media are doing a good job of is using twitter to make their articles better known to the public. However, I think one of their biggest problems is that they are now trying to catch up with websites that have already developed strategies for the internet, while they are simply trying to adapt their current methods to the internet. I certainly believe there is a place for traditional media in today's society, but they need to do a better job of finding ways to participate in the culture that is currently developing on the internet.