As “gatekeepers” of the news, this means that UGC complicates the job of journalists by making it difficult to verify its content. An authentic and reliable journalist encompasses the professional norms of credibility, authority, and accuracy. However, with the rampant use of UGC in the digital media environment, these three important values are jeopardized when diverse voices are enabled to be heard, challenging what journalists say or write. This counteracts the three theories discussed in the sociological approach of media influence, as UGC is often argued as “free speech” (Singer) for the public, greatly expanding the circle of media producers, as opposed to the elite. While the threat to authority remains a big concern, many believe that challenges to factual
It has introduced a world far more informational and accommodating, setting up a fundamental basis to spark revolutions around the world. New media allows a brief glimpse into democratic societies and cultures formerly unbeknownst to a people, triggering curiosity and anger strong enough to overcome even the most oppressive despot. Specifically, social networking is a powerful tool prevalently influencing peace building and influencing individuals to leverage resources such as Facebook, Tumblr, or Youtube to further prevent violence and promote peace among a nation. For example, young protestors in Egypt successfully harnessed social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, to plan protests and gain supporters. This new realm of information allowed an estimated 20 million Egyptian internet users to distribute material and rally followers, thereby increasing probability that a movement would produce positive and permanent consequences.
According to Leo Traub who wrote Citizen Journalism Is Not Yet Credible Enough To Carry Out Its Goals stated, “citizen journalists fall short of their ambitious goals mainly because they lack the credibility of professional journalists.” This is because anyone can be a part of citizen journalism and anyone can access it, it is a less accurate function of news sites. Actual journalism is fact-checked information given to the public by a hired, educated professional writer with credibility; while citizen journalism can be done by non professional writers through blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and even Instagram lacking academic credibility. However, According to Bill Kocach and Tom Rosensteil in The Elements of Journalism, in the new system of news and information the role of professional journalist has become smaller, and the role of citizens has become larger and not all voices are equal (pg.10). Another point the authors make is: in the new century, one of the most profound questions for democratic society as a news can survive as a source of independent and trustworthy information, or whether it will give way to a system of self interested propaganda, the citizens consuming information in narrow channels or filter bubbles, in which all claims are un-refereed and the loudest win (pg.11). This shows that the role of journalism is to serve the citizens.
Social media changed journalism in a good way by allow access for people to seek into the journalism world, giving everyone the rights and opportunities to read news from all over the world but as technology developed, social media users also have the access to go online and use social media to report, even non-professional journalists have the access to report, that is one of the reason why some reports can easily get readers aggressive by the words they used. Seeking truth and report it, be accurate and minimize harm are still the main ethics for journalists even thought the internet may make more difficult with all the users on social media but those still remain the standards of professional
Some people take the captured photo or the video and upload it on the Internet to share it with family and friends. However, little do they realize, a statement is being made virally to the world as it informs others about the situation. When an individual uses social media to raise awareness about a situation, they are using their freedom of speech. This is when an individual expresses their opinion or thoughts regarding a situation openly to discuss with the public. Since Canadian media are known to be strong supporters of freedom of speech, (Lorimer, 2012) the awareness of the information can be widely spread effectively.
The media also serve as a channel between rulers and the ruled and as a field for public debate which leads to a more clever policy and decision-making. Certainly, the enlightenment tradition of the press as public forum remains strong. According... ... middle of paper ... ...about communications, media, and technology from the start. He chose the perceptive phrase "global village" to highlight his reflection that an electronic nervous system which he referred to as the media was speedily integrating the planet where proceedings in one part of the world could be experienced from other parts simultaneously which what human practice was like when we survived in small villages. McLuhan's thoughts have filled the way we in the global village think about media and technology to an extent that we are largely no longer mindful of the revolutionary outcome his concepts had when they were first presented.
The media also has ways of going about their business and they even have their own terms for what they do, and how it should be done. Politics have received a lot of bad publicity, and that is why so many Americans say they don't care, and don't feel as though what they say matters, and they do not get involved. "They call it the fifth branch of government. After the Congress, the President, the Supreme Court, and the federal bureaucracy, no institution has an impact on the American government as large as the media. Yet its members are not elected by the people, and its motives are often driven by profit.
What print actually accomplished was the spreading of ideas to a greater number of people. Th... ... middle of paper ... ... politically in different parts of the country not just their own, or what was said at a toast. The rise of print culture came at a time when the country truly needed it, at its birth. Since the country was still in its infant stages, everything was just being formed such as policy, laws, and governmental structure. These are things that a citizen of a newly formed country needs to be aware and well informed of and print helped make that possible.
also it voice kind of news that governments do not like, so governments trying to put restriction on Citizen Journalism. On the other hand, governments may like to support a traditional media for many reasons one of them it could be easy to controlled, but what is the traditional media. Traditional media is an organization that has a group of professional people who study the media or they have been in the media for a long time. Although there are many people think the citizen journalism do not have the right to write and publish the news, I think citizen journalism need more freedom to write and publish news for three reasons: they can publish news in speedily way, voice all kind of people opinion and can cover news that can not be covered by traditional media. The first reason, citizen journalism should have the right to write and publish the news is because they can publish the news faster than traditional media.
Fairness & Accuracy in Media claims the news media are biased toward conservative politics. Supports of these views see one group as right and the other as wrong. But the realness is not that easy. Yes, AIM and FAIR each point out coverage that seems to bolster their various calls. At times, the media do seem to be biased one way or the