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How Journalism has morphed into a new type of journalism with the use of social media. ING has performed an international study into the impact of social media on the activities of PR professionals & journalists and the way social media has influenced the news and the way news is disseminated. Dutch journalists use social media more actively to pressure organisations to raise issues. COMMUNITY MEDIA IN ZAMBIA. Background research done. BY. Sr. Rose Nyondo. F. Muzyamba. R. Nyondo. IMPACT OF NEW MEDIA ON JOURNALISM.
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The effects of social media on journalism
While that makes it a highly effective tool for communicating breaking news, it also makes the lifespan of a news story much shorter than impact of new media on journalism used to be. Reports are now responsible for sharing their stories far and wide, and making sure it stays in the news cycle for as long as possible.
While the reach of social impact of new media on journalism is great, it lacks a method of policing content and sources to prevent completely fictitious stories from spreading. Likewise, when President Magufuli made an unannounced visit to the Muhimbili National Hospital, the new media was at hand to break the news to the public.
It was only after learning of these developments through social media that the mainstream media started to act. In the recent past, the new media has done things, which the traditional media can only dream of.
As a result, the new media has been gaining popularity at the expense of the traditional media. So, the traditional media be warned; the new media is becoming a darling of many people at an alarming speed.
This is so because the new media has finally managed to break barriers that made the traditional media the sole provider of news to the public. State of impact of new media on journalism Media report released recently by the Media Council of Tanzania MCT observes that number of people who depend on and use the new media as means of communication of important news, notably breaking news, has been on the increase.
This change of affairs has been caused by a number of factors, states MCT in the report, impact of new media on journalism that the most important being the ability of the new media to overcome barriers, which had always been a stumbling block to the traditional media.
Kilpatrick to come back from the Beyond, and whack those inferior journalists over the head with a rolled-up newspaper maybe the New York Times Sunday edition! People now have choices in receiving the news and more importantly they are no longer passive in acquiring the information that is of interest to them Skoler.
By journalists just reporting information is not satisfying to the audience. Today, the audience expects to have a choice in what information they choose to read and most believe they should have an active role in contributing to the content and voicing their opinions Harper.
The Negative Impact of the New Media on Journalism
It is a change from the one-way communication to a community of communication that will assist the journalist, states blogger, Vadim Lavrusik Harper. From this report it shows that a large majority of people choose to seek out and discuss news stories.
According to Skoler mainstream media is using social media as a tool to market and distribute their information with a rush to gain followers on their Facebook and Twitter Skoler in an effort to gain readership missing the point of this platform. The culture of today is impact of new media on journalism listening and responding.
Through social media journalist will find their way back to connect with the audience and journalism will become again a trusted partnership between the journalist and the audience Skoler. Social Media Today Today, journalism and morphed and formed into a type of writing that anyway can create.
The simplest forms of it, for example twitters, can be sent out in less than a second and only include characters.
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Internet-based news can also result in the loss of originality. People are constantly competing with the rest of the internet users, which may lead to plagiarism. Many websites post almost exact stories, some sites even replicated the newspaper online.
This clearly shows that a loss of originality is present. To sum it all up, there are many causes on how the use of new media can negatively impact journalism.