The conversion of a purist
I am a self-proclaimed purist.
I love all things print, and occasionally I find myself rubbing pages between my fingers to appreciate the high quality of the paper.
That is why it came as a bit of a surprise when I was given the title of Interactive Editor.
For those who know me, keeping up with the ever-advancing world of technology does not come naturally to me.
I own a Toshiba laptop and I believe that Macs are an unnecessary expense; as far as social media goes, lets just say Facebook was a result of peer pressure.
When it came to online journalism, I treated it with suspicion - like a child might view their future stepmother.
Could online journalism be the end of my beloved newspapers?
Four weeks into my current role and I am thriving in a world of print, online journalism and social media.
The past month has opened my eyes to convergence and helped me realise that online journalism does not mean the end of print; instead, they compliment each other.
Online news is quick, easily accessible and free of charge (bar The Times), while print journalism is a lazy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea.
Just as our lives are speeding up, there are many forms of news to keep up with, however much time we chose to put aside.
And now, after being exposed to the world of modern day journalism for the past four weeks, would I still call myself a purist?
I’m too busy to tell you now, I’ll tweet it later.