The New Journalism

The clock struck 10 as the students sat in silence in the conference room, eager to hear what the Detroit Free Press journalists had to say. “All right. Let’s get started.” The meeting began, and one by one each department gave their updates. Most of the meeting and subsequent discussion was centered around the digital aspect of news and what that meant for journalism. As Ashley mentioned, journalists are asked to do more than ever before because of this new platform for news. People are expecting the news to come immediately, available at their fingertips with the click of a mouse. With this movement from print to digital, as Steve said, “the way you gather news is changing.” The news is rapidly changing and the Detroit Free Press has been adapting to that change, dedicating a large portion of their staff’s efforts to maintaining their online presence. “Print will be gone in 20 years,” said Steve, meaning the online reporting and source of news for the people will be vital to their future success.


One Response to “The New Journalism”

  1. Interesting synopsis, Kirsten. Predicting when newspapers will no longer be printed on paper is tough. One report from USC a few years ago said that most newspapers would no longer be printed by 2016.
    Last year, a NewsCorp executive got a bit of coverage by predicting that news on print would survive, but then that’s his business.

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