I Believe Reflection

I Believe…

  1. that interviewing people about the news is both scary and exciting at the same time.
  2. that the greatest challenge for news organizations today is staying up to date and relevant in today’s social media and internet heavy world.
  3. the biggest problem with journalism today is determining what is factual and unbiased and what is slanted by personal opinion.
  4. that everyone can be a journalist if they have access to the Internet.
  5. that the most challenging thing about being a journalist is finding your audience
  6. the future of news will be minute-by-minute with more breaking news and less long-term feature stories.
  7. that journalism is largely about finding an angle nobody has seen or noticed before.
  8. the role of professional news organizations play in my life is minimal, but expanding.
  9. that my greatest challenge as a journalist is to find a story I’m passionate about.

 

I Believe… that the greatest challenge for news organizations today is staying up to date and relevant in today’s social media and internet heavy world.

Of all my I believe statements this one is what I thought I was both most right about and most wrong about at the same time. While this may be the most difficult challenge in todays immediacy culture, I would say that many news companies have adapted are continuing to adapt to this new lifestyle. In many ways they have succeeded in finding ways to stay extremely relevant. this was most showcased during our field trip to the Detroit Free Press, which was one of the most fascinating field trips I’ve ever taken. Looking at how they got their news out to the public, but still having tough discussions in the newsroom. This showcased that the Free Press was reaching its audience in a drastically different way, but the fundamentals of their job remained the same; provoking appropriate controversial topics in a journalistic manor.

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