Over the past decade, social media has had a great impact on the way people communicate information to each other. However, this has had some adverse effects on various news outlets and their audiences. Today, it can be inferred that many people prefer getting their news from the internet rather than sitting down in front of a television or reading a newspaper. Many digital news organizations emphasize that social media is important in story-telling and engaging the audiences they attract. It is very important that you get your news when you need it, and in my opinion, the traditional news media does not give information faster than the internet or social media does.
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.
When discussing the media, we must search back to its primal state the News Paper. For it was the News paper and its writers that forged ahead and allowed freedoms for today’s journalism on all fronts, from the Twitter accounts to the daily gazettes all must mark a single event in the evolution of media in respects to politics and all things shaping. Moving on in media history, we began to see a rapid expansion around 1990. With more than 50% of all American homes having cable TV access, newspapers in every city and town with major newspaper centers reaching far more than ever before. Then the introduction of the Internet; nothing would ever be the same.
Since some people don’t really read the newspaper, most people prefer to read articles online still written by news reporters and journalists. Most of the things that are posted online by the news are current events and even small things that would go in the newspaper. Even the postings on social media may end up being current events on the news or in their neighborhood, even in their town. This affects me because of the fact that on social media so many people post about current events and read articles from whichever news channel they prefer, as long as they have a site to go on. Since there is so much going on into today’s world, it’s better to get the news online than waiting for it to be printed out in the
The impact of the internet on journalism is one area that continues to attract the attention of media scholars. The technology has brought forth a set of opportunities and challenges for conventional media (Garrison, 1996). The last ten years have seen a lot of inventions which have greatly altered the way people access and consume news. Audiences have also “developed more sophisticated and speciﬁc demands and tastes for news delivery, thanks in part to the explosion of social media and mobile technology.” (Kolodzy 2013)
New technology has developed rapidly since the birth of the internet, and it continues to expand and evolve affecting many domains, especially the print media. This essay will investigate the influence and impact of current technology of the electronic media and World Wide Web on print media, and how future developments in technology will affect the future direction of the traditional newspaper. The way in which “Bloggers” have influenced traditional journalism will also be explored and how this has affected the journalism profession. In addition, the negative impacts of how the electronic media is being used as a political forum will also be investigated. Finally, the author will predict the consequences of future developments in this rapidly growing industry and the implications this may have on the direction of print media.
For years, the population has been exposed to different forms of media. Newspapers, magazines, television, films, radio, and more recently the Internet are ways of promoting ideas, spreading news, and advertising products.
The media’s job is to entertain, inform, and educate society on what is going on around the world. The media entertains society by reporting stories that amuse people. The educational function of the media is about allowing society to know their legal rights. The informational aspect of the media does not need to be explained; it is self-explanatory. Within the last three decades, the media’s role has changed dramatically. The media went from using telegraphs, post offices, newspapers, magazines, radio, and television to using cell phones and tablets. In the modern era, which is also sometimes referred to as the information age, global networking and global communication have shaped modern societies. The majority of Americans need information all the time for socializing and making decision. Americans never seem to think that the information given to them could be wrong. In Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (English Standard version).
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
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,