Today's environment reminds me a lot of when I was first in the business. You have to adapt, you have to research, you have to be open to challenges. If you are, your career will flourish. But if you fear - watch to world go by.
I have too many opinions on this subject but I don't wish ti bore anyone. Nor do I wish to detract from the article. It is a New York Times opinion piece and you may have to register to read the entire article but I think you will find it worthwhile.
If you have children just starting on-line (for me grandchildren) there is usefull advice about dealing with cyber bullying.
But the piece is primarily targetted at an adult audience. Discussion on-line is a usefull way to expand your horizons but it comes with dangers that you don't experience in face to face exchanges.
I sm pretty thick skinned an sufficiently arrogant that I mostly ignore negative comments. But this piece offered some advice that will cause me to mend my ways a bit.
Joe Berkowitz: "Perhaps the best thing to come out of MTV’s prioritization of "reality" TV over music videos is that more artists have sought more creative means to tell their stories--including releasing interactive videos online that transcend the TV broadcast experience" ...
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