The world of news reporting and coverage has definitely been transformed by the digital revolution. We are in an age of information overload, where breaking news is accessible 24 hours a day. In the “The American journalist in the digital age; key finding”, Lars Willnat and David H. Weaver continue a study on trends in journalism started on 1971 by sociologist John Johnston, and continued in 1982 by David H. Weaver. The article also explores why journalist think that journalism is going in the wrong direction, including declining profits, online media, downsizings, the need for a new business model, as well as hasty reporting.
I also found an interesting interview of Christine Amanpour for CNN with journalist Harold Evans and Tina Brown, discussing the evolution of news, how the digitalization of the medium has impacted journalists, and how to stay relevant in the news reporting field.
Willnat, L., Weaver,D.(2014).The American journalist in the digital age; key findings. School of Journalism, Indiana University.
The American journalist in the digital age
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