Newspapers have been around since the early 18th century, gaining prominence after 1790 during the colonial era. Magazines followed right behind newspapers and gained popularity as well, television followed last, booming with popularity in the 1960’s. Television is still the most often used source for news and other information such as the weather. But new forms of mass media are on the rise, such as channels, blogs and podcasts, which have been around since the early 2000’s but are now picking up momentum and gaining prominence as a news source. There are similarities as well as differences between the old media and the new media, and while the new media is more modern and accessible it does not have to push old media out of the picture, the two can be combined for the benefit of the consumers and
Newspapers and magazines may cease to exist as we know them and simply more to solely electronic productions. “Breaking news” can be moved to live stream videos by newscasters and not formal stories. There is a possibility that newer forms of media will eliminate old forms altogether, but that does not have to be the case. Ideas from both can be taken and merged together to ensure a quick and also trustworthy source for news. Social media is a medium between the two that is a good goal for media companies to reach. Many “old media” news sources have a Twitter, Facebook or other type of social media account related to their companies. The news is trustworthy because it’s coming from a well known source, but it also comes faster than a broadcast story or a newspaper/magazine article. A good example of where having a social media account is more beneficial is with the fire currently burning in Santa Clarita. News sources such as ABC 7, KTLA, and the LA Times are able to give constant updates via “new media” about the condition of the fire and the environment around
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The internet is our modern source for news media; the importance of the newspaper has not only declined, it is in a sense, obsolete. We now turn to the internet for opinions, news, and entertainment. Even though the way in which we consume information (PBS) has changed, the importance of an unrestricted and watchful media has not changed. (Magleby, Light, & Nemacheck, 2010)
As our society progresses and advances, the media options that we have available to us will widen. The old and new media that we currently have in our society is a media that alters the way we live our lives through changing our lifestyle, choices, and habits. Our old and new media is something that people are able to use simultaneously, but is it something people are able to do efficiently? This paper will discuss the interrelated use of old and new media specifically looking at social media and textbooks, or learning in general. Many college students like to have social media tabs or outlets open as they study or complete their work. We will take a look at whether having the media tab easily accessibly open aids or deters the studying habits
WSJ is making efforts to use social media and other digital applications such as Storyful, to help newsrooms source, verify and distribute breaking news and viral content. The growth of digital is significant but print is still important to most newspapers which means that print will continue. But if majority of readers are going mobile, it will be time to change the business model in order to keep up with subscribers.
Although social media creates real-time news reported by witnesses, it can also cause problems. The various amounts of news outlets that people are exposed to on social media can cause accuracy problems in the information received. News via social media might seem more subjective than objective coming from individual sources rather than big media outlets. News via social media has also advanced in the way that people receive it. News has never had the ability to receive active, real-time feedback like that we are able to do today because of technology. Journalist now have the ability to communicate to their audiences directly both publicly and privately, through that of live commenting and the ability to direct message people on certain platforms.
Moreover, we also do not need to linger for the breaking news to issue on the TVs or newspapers. For instance, Twitter delivers easier access for its users to know about a specific incident. Let's say a well-known person pass away, we will know about this incident in less than an hour. Recent versions of Facebook include safety checks and crisis alerts based on its users' locations; it is reassuring. Facebook alerts its users if an earthquake or a storm is coming nearby and after those accidents had happened, the app would survey the individuals if they are safe or not. Social media rescue people's lives and time with the high speed rate of spreading news and
In order to understand new media, one must first have a solid background of the old media. The old media traces its origins back to the “elite or partisan press [that] dominated American journalism in the early days of the republic” (Davis 29). With the advent of the penny press around 1833, the press changed its basic purpose and function from obtaining voters for its affiliated political party to making profit (Davis 29). With more available papers, individual companies competed with each other with “muckraking journalism”—investigative journalism exposing corruption—and “yellow journalism”—sensationalist journalism that completely disregarded the facts (Davis 30). The press continued to evolve its journalistic approaches and next shifted to “lapdog journalism,” r...
Newspapers and Magazines have altered significantly since the late 1990s and continue to change due to the rapid developments of technology. Conversion of newspaper to online, instant access to news and online magazines are considerable changes within the print media industry due the technological advancements since the late 1990’s. News content can now be streamed on any technological device, therefore the news can be now be carried around and checked at anytime and anywhere in the world instantly. News online is becoming a more convenient substitute for the old newspaper due to the convenience of the holding a small mobile device to look up news stories compared to holding a large newspaper. Online magazines provide an eco-friendly solution to the hard copy magazine and are easily downloadable through a website or app store. These major changes to print media since the late 1990s has changed the way news companies produce and distribute their information to the world.
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As technological advancement continue to unfold, more people, especially the youth depend more on digital media for their news rather than on print media like our community newspapers. Newspapers have gradually been relegated into a less prominent facet of communication. Newspapers are now seen by most young people as a boring means of acquiring news and they rely more on entertaining sources like the internet or television, for obtaining news and information about what is going on around them.
The revolution between traditional media platform to online and mobile media sources have change greatly throughout the past decades. With the time it takes for news to present its’ information quickly, online media provides the ability to access information and news ahead of traditional media. Especially with technology, receiving information can just be an arm’s length away by your smart phones or other electronic devices. Especially with Information Technology growing at a constant rate, consumers therefore are transitioning from traditional types of media such as newspapers,
The newspaper industry presaged its decline after the introduction of the television and televised broadcasting in the 1950s and then after the emergence of the internet to the public in the 1990s and the 21st century with its myriad of media choices for people. Since then the readership of printed media has declined whilst digital numbers continue to climb. This is mostly due to television and the internet being able to offer immediate information to viewers and breaking news stories, in a more visually stimulating way with sound, moving images and video. Newspapers are confined to paper and ink and are not considered as ‘alive’ as these other mediums.
Thirty years ago, if I told you that the primary means of communicating and disseminating information would be a series of interconnected computer networks you would of thought I was watching Star Trek or reading a science fiction novel. In 2010, the future of mass media is upon us today; the Internet. The Internet is and will only grow in the future as the primary means of delivering news, information and entertainment to the vast majority of Americans. Mass media as we know it today will take new shape and form in the next few years with the convergence and migration of three legacy mediums (Television, Radio, Newspaper) into one that is based on the Internet and will replace these mediums forever changing the face of journalism, media and politics. In this paper I will attempt to explain the transition of print media to one of the internet, how the shift to an internet based media environment will impact journalism and mass media, and how this migration will benefit society and forever change the dynamic of news and politics.
Hence, any debate of the future becoming digital must take into consideration the reaction of the media to the technological innovations of the world, from the Personal Computers (PC) to the smallest Smartphone. Although mass media has increased with technological innovations, what driv...