I like the beat of the song, this really caught my attention though I’m not that really keen on listening music bands. But the music took me to bang my head while listening on it.
Journalism blue’s song message is clear, I can relate. Especially in my everyday dealings with my veteran fellow journalists here who are close to me.
“Maybe we live in our own time, and this is your time boy”, said a senior journalist Charlie Senase as he told me in one of our sharing conversations.
He recounts how they manage the hardships before on sending stories in a national paper using a long distance call where they had to fall in line first, takes time talking to a costly phone booth just to describe or transcribed what they had written in the typewriter or from their notes.
In the case of photos and videos, they need to rush up to the airport to catch the first flight just to send the materials, and then the next day or second day after they could see it landed in the newspapers.
Today is too far different, speed matters he said. He is thankful, at least he knows how to use Facebook in the present time.
And thanks to this social media site, surely I will share the Journalism Blue’s song to his account, so he could relate.
So what happened to the news as relayed in the message of the song?
Well in present time where digital media and gadgets like iphone could produce multi-tasked functions, this also accompanied with more responsibilities asked by editors— imagine you will not only asked get details but as much as possible, a photo, video or audio interview of it.
The advantage however is less effort in newsgathering (with the advent of social media), less expenses for the company, faster dispatch of stories using twitter and more convenient to reporters.
What is lost is the quality of news gathered, fact checking and obvious advertisers are seen in the front-page as seen mostly in the web sites.