Future of journalism
In our most previous class we discussed the future of journalism, and the many innovations and changes that we will be able to see in the near future. One of the points that really struck me was the fact that the future of journalism will very much be a hybrid style of writing. One half of our journalistic future will be the best practices of traditional journalism, such as fairness, accuracy, storytelling, etc… However, the second half will require tools from the digital age to maintain speed, transparency, and most importantly, engagement.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/future-of-journalism_b_3756207.html
As discussed in class successful journalism in the future will have a higher level of engagement and involvement. Today we use things like facebook, twitter, and interactive news sites. In the future, who knows, what will be available to use, but one thing is for certain, to keep people engaged in the news, they need a purpose to be there. One of the problems of living in such an advanced digital age is that we are very much desensitized to most news that we read. News and Journalism is no longer as captivating to us as it once was. This doesn’t mean that journalism has become worse, simply that we as a species have evolved and changed, and so journalism too must change with its audience. Nobody really knows what the future of journalism holds, but for now we can see that it will use a combination of technology and adaptation.