It involves non-professional, un-trained locals reporting on news themselves and using social media as a platform to do so, in a basic sense. These reporters are from outside the mainstream media, certainly not trained or qualified enough to be journalists. “They write and report from their position as citizens, as members of communities, as activists as fans.” (Atton, 2009) The expansion of Twitter and Facebook over the last ten years has made the need for instant reporting an essential part of the news room and citizen journalism has certainly challenged and shaped the
Similarly, Courtney C. Radsch defines it as "an activist type of newsgathering and reporting that works outside standard media foundations, frequently as a response to weaknesses in the in the field of professional journalism, that uses comparative journalistic practices yet is driven by diverse targets and beliefs and depends on alternate sources of authenticity than conventional or standard journalism." It’s useful in the sense that we are seeing images that we don’t really get to see with traditional media. It’s basically taken up to resolve two problematic areas of traditional media; firstly, that journalists cannot be everywhere and secondly, journalists cannot be on the ground all the times, giving and ongoing account of what’s really happening. These drawbacks of traditional media can be solved by Citizen
In Cold Blood’s Effect on Journalism Outline Introduction Paragraph 1: By definition journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. (...) Journalism is where the writer gives out information to his audience (the reader). The purpose and principal of journalism is the function news plays in people's lives. News that keeps us informed and a way of communication about the different events, issues, and what is going on outside of the world (...). Journalism may be pretty interesting our engaging to know about, but the best thing you can get out of it is the power to have the knowledge about things happening around us.
The power of the media in politics is giving exposure to more people but also teenagers that in other way will not care about politics. It gives voice to those that in other ways wouldn't have it and also it gives people a choice and helps create their opinions when it comes to politics. The media also is a very positive thing in the way that it reveals the truth of what is happening in politics faster and in a more effective way. The things that happen in politics are sometimes kept for the safety of the whole community and the media helps the truth of those things come out quicker, because it just takes one person to post something and it will become viral so quick that everyone finds out the truth of things. In an article written by Katie Langin, it stated that, ¨False news propagated faster and wider for all forms of news—but the problem was particularly evident for political news, the team reports today in Science, (Science).¨ The media is the outlet for false news being shared very often but with that comes the truth because in most cases the truth becomes viral and finds its ways to become exposed in the media whether it be on TV, or social media.
To gain respect and trust of the readers, the journalist needs to always tell the truth and also never make up any stories, sources that are not true. The journalist that involved in deception and fabricating the news will be banned from any other news organization. Other news organization will not jeopardize their good name by taking this kind of people. These people are the bad example and will not bring any benefits to the organization. Deception in journalism may be deemed, in extreme cases, of true professionalism, to be in reality the only moral choice.
Cross Media Curbs—Diversity of Opinion The subject has thrown open a serious debate to discuss the merits and demerits of cross media curbs. No curbs “Disallowing newspapers in television will restrict plurality and diversity of viewers’ choice” is the general opinion propounded by the adherents of no-cross media curbs school of thought. Cross media curbs are unrealistic and against public sentiment, they believe (Mullik: 1997). This opinion stresses against any regulation or restrictions on cross media holdings and believes that newspapers are better equipped to branch off into any other media stream, like television, than any other entrepreneur. “The fear of monopoly in the Indian media marketplace appears unfounded, since it
But there is a problem at this point that media cannot control public hysteria after it had started. It is obvious controlling the issue, or where the debate heads to is not in the concerns of the media. What media concern about is whether it is a good story, news to sell
Engaging Audiences: News Values In this essay I intend to discuss the importance of “News Values” in journalism and how these news values are used to engage audiences. Journalist do not decide what stories to cover based on their “gut feeling” or their “nose for news”. (Randall, 2011) Instead they calculate a stories worth using a set of “news values which have been learned and rapidly applied”. (Randall, 2011) The term “News Values” can also be referred to as “News Criteria”. According to Franklin (2009), news values are the somewhat “mythical” criteria set by journalist to judge the newsworthiness of an event so that our stories can appeal to our “target audience” This makes it easier for journalist to identify what stories to report.
While New Media offers citizens greater freedom of information, it can also compose dangers such as information being manipulated, misinterpretation of information and the problems created by the content at a much higher speed than traditional media. Media ethics is usually defined as a set of principles and practices (researching and publishing correct information to the public, acting independently and minimizing harm) for traditional journalist and media professional to follow in order to help them act responsibility. One particular case study that prompted serious ethical concerns and issues is the case of 14-year-old Benjamin Lim death earlier this year. The Online Citizen (TOC), an independent online media platform, posted an article on 31st
So, it’s obvious that media in Saudi Arabia is not such an effective tool for the citizens to get critical information about what’s really going on in the country. However, media is used to so that the citizens may be updated with social news and anything that doesn’t talk badly about the government and its