Posted by Nicole Kasperbauer
Journalism can be a variety of things to different people. Some may believe journalism is what it use to be in the past, others have upgraded and realized journalism is moving on to bigger and better things.
For me, the colorless newspapers that cost ten cents never caught my attention enough to sit down and truly enjoy what I was spending my time on, but that is not the case for all. While growing up, social media was blared into every motion of my life. Myspace, AIM, MSN Messenger, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. It was and is now everywhere.
That is the direction journalism is going. Web, media, and mobile. There are great opportunities within these always changing aspects of journalism. The job market may be rearing a tough time, but there are always opportunities if you search for them.
It doesn’t always have to be the same old boring, day-to-day job anymore. It doesn’t have to be report, write, edit and publish.
To get news out, we must still report with reliability, credibility, fairness and accuracy, among others. We must still focus on what the readers want to know and fulfill every notion they may desire. But now we have the capability of doing so in different manners.
Journalism is not only what you can read anymore, but about the images that catch your eye. Videos, pictures, graphics, etc. They’re all there because in reality no one takes the time to sit down and read a whole article or publication anymore unless they are engaged enough in it. You want to see what the reading is about and summarize from there. They are finally taking that realization to account, in the journalism world.
Social Media at its finest:
-Helps promote events
-Drives traffic to websites, blogs, articles, etc.
-Connects people together
-Collaborates on many different levels