“Sadly, the endangered species of ‘real journalism’ now exists almost entirely in captivity … behind a paywall.”
To mark the kickoff of Code Media 2018, CollegeHumor decided to go wild, literally.
The comedy site opened this year’s conference with a hilarious guide to the media industry, in the style of a British nature documentary. And now you can watch the whole video here:
“Sadly, the endangered species of ‘real journalism’ now exists almost entirely in captivity … behind a paywall,” says the not-quite-David-Attenborough narrator.
Among other sites, the video also visits the “Amazon rainforest,” which is expanding into homes, drones and food; the “media ocean,” where journalists have discovered bitcoin and “can’t shut the fuck up about it”; and the “content plains,” where seemingly every company is excreting mountains of unwatchable original content.
“Though it may look terrible,” the narrator intones, “it is terrible.”