It’s a fascinating question with the anticipated answer of “yes, of course blogs are changing journalism”–a kind of knee-jerk response that celebrates social media and the way in which the modern newscape has become more democratically leveled and networked–whereas, upon deeper reflection, this is followed by a more nuanced response that perhaps blogging has changed the style, delivery, and consumption of the news rather than changing the hallowed principles of professionalism, ethics and accuracy in the field of journalism.
What do you think? Yes more than no … or the other way around?
The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism has just released the State of the News Media 2011, the eighth edition of the annual report on the health and status of American journalism.
from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell
from Mashable! by Josh Sternberg
It has already been stated how important social media is for releasing the news. And it has already been said how important it is for news organizations to find not only a good social media approach but the right one. It has also been fully recognized that the role Twitter played in news dissemination was very important during the Egyptian revolution and in the Middle East, just to give one example. Social media is reshaping and changing journalism, seen in journalism schools approaching it as a subject in their courses.
from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik
from Mashable! by Meghan Peters
Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have changed the way people interact with the news. More than ever, people are able to respond and even expand on the news, affecting it in their own way. In recognition of this, The Washington Post launched its Tumblr blog, @innovations, yesterday. Tumblr is a blogging site that currently hosts over 14 million blogs.