The End of Radio, TV and Print

Here’s an interesting look at the state of digital and traditional media from CBC and pop culture guru Jian Ghomeshi: The End. There are three segments, one for radio, TV and print, each 22 minutes long.

So far I’ve only watched The End of Print, and while it’s nothing you haven’t already heard if you follow this kind of thing, it does a good job of melding a lot of the key ideas together. Familiar faces include BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow and David Pescovitz, Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, and Dooce’s Heather Armstrong – all interviewed at SXSWi (is that Dave Seah for a split second near the beginning?) – as well as representatives from the New York Times and author Margaret Atwood.

Nearly everyone interviewed from the print industry seems excessively put off at the topic of emerging digital media. Maybe it’s just some good editing and the general spin of the series, but their fear of the unknown is palpable. This isn’t war silly humans, just change and growth. Darwin and all that.

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