Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Blogging---New Media

Blogging is very popular these days so that many people think it's going to replace journalism. Blogging is similar to traditional articles as they are usually short and designed to grab your attention, but there are also some major differences.

First, blogging is free so that everyone can make a blog, post it online and their friends or complete strangers can post comments on their blog. For other mediums such as; newspaper, radio and magazine - A journalist is the person who breaks news, then shares it with an audience who can't express themselves directly.

Seconds, most of bloggers write part-time and they don't get money. They can choose everything they are interested in, e.g fashion, food, technology or any other field. The topic might not be newsworthy. But journalists get paid for breaking news so that the topoc has to be newsworthy. “When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news.” bloggers may concern the first part but journalists concern the second part because it's newsworthy and has more appeal to the general public.

Third, you can design your own blog and you can add social media on your blog which makes it so creative. They don't care about the news on mainstream media sites, they care about their readers more. A journalist faces the challenge of having to find out what audiences want to know and deliver a concise story because this is their job.

As time goes by, there will be more new media formats, but it doesn't mean journalism will disappear. There will be enough room for all of them.

1 comment:

  1. Very well written =)
    My only critisism is that they post are a little to long for me to enjoy them.
    Personally short and sweet is what i would rather enjoy but well written.

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