Journalism has experienced dramatic changes over the years. Particularly, technology has helped shift journalism focus from telegraphs, printing press, and television, allowing easier access to journalism content online and how people perceive news media. Mostly, there has been a major decline in how people consume printed media, such as newspapers, and a big rise in consumption of online content. As Tornwall (2017) indicate, the changes have made the life of journalists easier and allowed the public to access massive information. At the same time, there have been a plethora of opportunities and challenges that have arisen as the field of journalism continues to evolve. One such area is the politicization of media and flooding of fake news that easily get propagated online. As a result, there has been a decline in how people trust news media. As Great Value Colleges (2021) informs, journalists remain under economic pressure, which has caused a rise in embarrassing mistakes due to rushed mistakes. In contrast, opportunities such as the rise of content aggregators that harness journalists’ ability to collect and pool information into a common platform, which increases user accessibility to reliable information (Maryville Online, 2021). Thus, these changes have managed to shape
Change is inevitable, and its clear that journalism will continue to evolve over the years to create room for better connectivity and interaction. According to Maryville Online (2021), journalism, as a profession will evolve to include certification and licensing, such as cases of therapists and attorneys, to operate. Also, new technologies will continue to arise and journalists will continue harnessing them in advancing their writing skills, curiosity, and ability to appeal to public consciousness by performing their jobs efficiently and effectively.
Tornwall, M. (2017). The future of journalism in a networked society: Exploring potential new business models and smarter journalism for the digital era. Ericson. Retrieved February 27, 2022, from https://www.ericsson.com/4a5427/assets/local/reports-papers/networked-society-insights/doc/the-future-of-journalism-in-a-networked-society_screen.pdf
Great Value Colleges. (2021, August 3). 10 ways journalism has changed over the years. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from https://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/lists/5-ways-journalism-has-changed-over-the-years/
Maryville Online. (2021, March 16). The rise of Digital Journalism: Past, present, and future. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from https://online.maryville.edu/blog/digital-journalism/