Written Criticism vs. Video Criticism

In the past few years, we’ve seen a shift in popularity from written media criticism to video criticism. It’s becoming more and more difficult to just be a writer, as you’re now demanded to a do a video or record a podcast alongside it. In this new landscape, have there been people left by the wayside? Is it still possible to become established solely through writing?

  • This is a very important topic. As a writer I feel pressured to create vlogs, as I'm sure most others are too. Whether it's writing, art, gaming, or anything at all, people flock to various youtube channels rather than head to personally made blogs or online galleries. To succeed as a writer the publicity needed seems daunting... Is the anonymous writer a thing of the past? – Slaidey 8 years ago
  • This is a great proposal. Social media and the development of new technologies forces people to come up with different ways to propagate and "consume" ideas. But we don't have to forget that choosing a "medium" to communicate your ideas depends on who you want to reach, what you want to say, how long you want it to to last, how seriously you want to be taken, and many other things. – T. Palomino 2 years ago

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