Traditional News Turns into The Journalism We Know Now

The multimedia platforms may be a blessing as well as a curse. The commercial and capitalist world faces an existential threat having the old news providers like the daily and weekly newspapers and radio and television journals pushed in the corner by social media and by news apps, offering headings of what otherwise would have reached the news media to be presenting in-depth articles.

The present generation, not interested to read newspapers or spending more time in getting to know the truth, are often much more interested to read about special events and watching funny YouTube videos.

The present audience is also no longer wanting to wait for the 7 p.m. news on local networks. Instead, the public is consumed by the 24-hour news cycle by news apps and more important for many youngsters going to Facebook, where all sorts of fake news easily get shared and duplicated manyfold.

Berners-Lee, Sir Tim
The World Wide Web gained rapid acceptance with the creation of a Web browser called Mosaic, which was developed in the United States by Marc Andreessen and others at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois and was released in September 1993. Mosaic allowed people using the Web to use the same sort of “point-and-click” graphical manipulations that had been available in personal computers for some years. / Sir Tim Berners-Lee. – © CERN Geneva

At the beginning of the World Wide Web, gossip had reached a general reader, but in the beginning, bloggers wanted to bring mainly serious articles. They became news filters, collecting various online sources and adding short comments and Internet links. In addition, many blogs provided a forum to allow visitors to leave comments and interact with the publisher. With the years those fora seemed to have reached more interest and popularity and with it also a lot more chit-chat and gossip.

anarchy symbolOver the years we could see that there was a growing phenomenon involving people who started blogs or Facebook pages, often anonymously or under another name, to disparage someone or something that they dare not attack openly. Today this seems a very popular pastime for many anti-persons and anarchists.
Youngsters are attracted by such anti-news and messages that call for aggression against the establishment. They do not take the time to check the reality of the news spread by such anti-people and help to spread their fake news by sharing false messages.

Before the rise of online journalism and newsgathering beginning in the 1990s, feature syndication had become a widely accepted news practice. The social and political effects of a 24-hour news cycle in journalism (begun with cable news services and greatly expanded online) began to create expectations that print and broadcast news editors should provide near-constant updates and headlines. But it made also that lots of people only became interested in those headlines, having the interest in in-depth articles to fade and companies also not so interested any more to present such articles.

This resulted in a much more superficial reporting at the beginning of the 21st century than in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Sharing spectacular news has become the main favourite action of the general public. Lots of fake news gets honoured by growing popular blogs by influencers who offer their public lots of advertisements, whilst their readers either do not seem to be aware of the commercial content of the messages or do not mind being bombarded with such infotainment.

Meanwhile, serious writers, scientists, historians and researchers are finding it increasingly difficult to make their work known to the general public or to attract the attention of the common people, who would much rather focus on all that gossip and amusing reports of idiotic occurrences.

We feed off of lies and drama. For the most part as a society we don’t care what is true and what is not as long as it is entertaining.{Gossip Columns: News}

Some may find that gossip has a good right to have its place in society, and even believe that it should be enjoyed by everyone. But having twisted truth and saying certain things about people to bring them in discredit can never be good and should not be considered enjoyable.

Though gossip in our age and day has become even more accessible than at the end of last century when the paparazzi already went so far with their an invasion of privacy, that it caused even the death of the person targetted (like Lady Diana). It can well be a distraction from our own lives but we should be fully aware that it contributes nothing to our own life but can destroy the life of many others. There are much better ways to fulfil the need for a little escape from reality and with technology now we can easily seek out that escape.

Today now to the gossip we also may find a lot of biased news.

A biased article isn’t the same as a gossip column because bias doesn’t mean it is false information, just skewed to make a certain point. Biased tends to mean those that are false or not completely true articles.{Biased Journalism: is it gossip?}

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Preceding

  1. Written-down thoughts
  2. Media Literacy
  3. Identifying Journalism
  4. Why social media presence matters in journalism
  5. News that’s fit to print
  6. The End of Journalism

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Additional reading

  1. Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away
  2. Mass Media’s Deception Causing Division
  3. Disscusion Questions

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The News: Journalism or Gossip

Reference the articles below about gossip and journalism separately and their place in the news world.

Our world has slowly changed from the traditional black and white newspapers towards multimedia platforms. Not only has the point of view shifted but how it is presented is the most drastic change. We now are bombarded with news whenever we open our phones. It no longer is just papers on news stands or in grocery articles.

Journalism started as a way to keep the public informed but more censored than we see now. The first regular newspaper published in the English language was the Weekly Newes in 1622. The news world continued to change, adapt, grow and transform into difference forms of journalism. Journalism doesn’t fit into a singular mold rather society has changed the mold and made it fit the new era.

As stated from the Universal Class site, the first gossip…

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