Friday, August 1, 2014
July 31, 2014 - 3:01pm
BY IAN DILLINGHAM
Early this month, The Michigan Daily was filmed for a segment of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which aired Wednesday night, chronicling the commonly referenced “death of print journalism.” We were happy to participate in the filming and to provide information about our day-to-day operations and the world of college journalism. The experience was educational for the participants, and we hope those individuals at The Daily Show came away with some new information as well.
In total, film crews worked in and around Ann Arbor for about 18 hours on the production day to produce a five-minute segment. We felt this process was indicative of print journalism, in that the final product readers of the Daily experience is often the result of countless hours of work by our dedicated writers, editors and staff.
We would like to thank Dr. Eva Feldman and the University of Michigan Health System for their cooperation in the piece. Those interested in learning more about the incredible research she is performing at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute are encouraged to visit her website, here.
Finally, we hope, behind the satire, that this reaffirms the role of print journalism on campus and around the nation. While we realize the landscape may be changing, we remain committed to our duties at the University, in Ann Arbor and around the state of Michigan, providing detailed, accurate and comprehensive coverage of the issues that matter to the University community.
Enjoy the segment.
Summer Editor in Chief, 2014