The Cease of Journalism in the Digital Age Waking up on a Sunday morning, enjoying a freshly brewed mug of coffee, relaxing at home reading the newspaper… to most Americans, this would seem like an ideal leisurely weekend. This has been a social norm for almost a century up until only recently. Now, we find ourselves lazily staying in bed catching up on social media, text messages, and the occasional news blurb located conveniently within our smartphones. Because of this conveniency, technology has had a considerable negative impact on traditional journalism during the last decade.
Whether it’s just trying to get the information out there or trying to prevent these situations, news reporters make society uneasy because of the information they are putting out into the world
Society expect to be constantly entertained; they have become so concerned with things such as who the latest star is dating, scandals, or dumb people doing rather idiotic things. Much of society have been consumed in their personal instant gratification and what makes them “happy”. When on an off chance that news does show things that are serious and impactful(not necessarily positive things that is happening in the world) people have become so numb that the best they could do is feel sympathetic and at worst continue on with their day. The other part of the problem is that those behind what is being published and shown on the news media have been absorbed in their avarice nature, whatever allows them to make as much profit they do. “Writing thousands of hours of coverage from what could have been summarized in a couple of minutes every few weeks, a new rhetorical strategy was developed, or-let’s be generous-evolved”(6), Saunders describes the new formula formed by mass news firms that would yield the most profit.
The Bill of Rights is a collective of 10 very important rights that Americans are entitled to. However, when it comes to ranking their importance, the first amendment wins first place. That is our right to free speech, religion, petition, peaceful assembly, and press. This is the right that puts in the hands of the people the right to make change.
Public trust in the media has been declining continuously over the past five years. In a Gallup study, it was reported that, “Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media” (Swift). This type of mistrust is because of the bias in the new forms of media today. Bias may have been easier to keep in check when there were fewer news sources. However, with the ease of access to the internet and the rise of citizen journalists and fake news sites, the public is finding more and more stories they most see shared are false.
The phenomena of impartiality and objectivity are the most popular objects for discussion in the circles of journalists and media experts nowadays. There is controversy whether these theoretical concepts have practical application and whether they are essential elements of modern journalism. In this case it is significant to understand what elements of impartiality are topical for contemporaneity and whether there is a need to strive for impartiality at all. First of all, it is important to understand the meaning of the word «impartiality».
Jonsson and Ornebring believe that it brings a false sense of empowerment and that the media or producers still control what content is shown and what is not shown. They back their point using examples of current online newspapers and offline newspapers, stating that UGC such as polls and comments all rely on what information the newspaper already provides. The two writers state that: “We note that user-produced news texts, interviews and other types of news materials are virtually non-existent. Forums, comments and discussion boards are common forms of high participation activities in the sphere of information, but still most often “parasitical” on existing news content. ”(Jonsson & Orngebring,
People claim that nowadays they are living in surveillance society because Big Brother in twenty first century is keeping a close eye on people’s daily life. If so what is the meaning of Big Brother? The word Big Brother first introduced in George Orwell’s book named 1984. He said that “Big Brother is Watching You.”(George Orwell, published year). Big brother implies the authority that regulates and monitors information and citizens. Currently, technology developments such as closed-circuit television, black box, cell phone, and a bunch of search engines, allow to record every moves that people make and to give rise to surveillance society. Surveillance society has two sides of the coin. In this essay, I will deliver pros and cons about surveillance society and possible solutions to deal with the issue.
They do different community service projects that has the potential to broaden horizons. The also work with different individuals in KATC studio doing different internships, not all with the intentions of a check. Journalist review articles to ensure their accuracy and their use of proper style and grammar. They also develop relationships with experts and contacts who provide tips and leads on stories. As a journalist you would analyze and interpret information to increase their audiences’ understanding of the news.
Sometimes just going to class and having lecture can become a dreaded routine for college students. Those days where we can just step away for a moment and hear first hand what people in the industry deal with can become more valuable than just reading from a book. Lyne Pitts, television news journalist and now managing editor for The Root, visited the class in September. Our Broadcast Journalism II class also had the pleasure of meeting Anna-Lysa Gayle, Ashley Pulliam and Emmy Vicor, recent Howard graduates now pursuing their careers in the field. During the visit with Lyne Pitts, she gave some valuable information on the importance of being a good communicator and building relationships in this line of work.
In a layman’s term, advocacy is the move to make the voice of the marginalised and vulnerable people heard. Everybody have rights and needs that must be met but some group of people, due to their inability or difficulty to voice out their minds, are unable to meet these needs or demand for their rights and entitlements; when it comes to making decisions that pertain to their lives, their voice and feelings are (sometimes) being ignored and they are treated as if they do not exist.
On January 19th, 2010, photojournalist Paul Hansen took a photograph of a fifteen- year-old girl named Fabienne Cherisma, who’d been shot dead by police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In March of the following year, Hanen’s picture was chosen as the Best International News Image at the Swedish Picture of the Year Awards, an award that would ignite a long-standing debate over the ethics of photographing disasters.
Canada Are we sacrificing free speech for others protection? Freedom of speech in Canada is not absolute like for an example in America. Canada has always had a few rules to limit the grotesqueness of some of their books that were published in the past and present. I might not be a fan of restriction of speech whatever form it takes, but i can see what they are trying to do by creating a safer environment for the citizens they have and so on so forth.