The future of journalism will be ..

As media and multimedia develops by the day, it’s an exciting time to be involved in journalism. As interactive sites like Twitter make the reader feel more immersed in the story, journalism is moving closer and closer to the general public.

It now seems like forever that sites like YouTube have been about and it’s influence on journalism is only going to grow. The story of the 2008 Mumbai bombings was given new depth by personal videos shot on mobile phones, and it gave journalists an idea of the true terror in what was a wholly inaccessible area at the time.

“You harness this brilliant pool of knowledge out there. It’s a fantastic marketing tool. It’s a fantastic journalistic tool.” – Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger’s view on Twitter.

It has now become much less about what an elite group of journalists think about the world and the news thanks to the wonder of blogging, and in particular the social networking site Twitter. Now with millions of members from all over the world, just about anyone can have a view on anything and it re-enforces the view that the internet is the number one source for breaking news.

It is true to say that journalism can never go back to what it was. The pure amount of interactivity means that the view of bloggers and internet users is increasingly becoming part of the story and as well as being an exciting time to be a part of journalism, it is also an industry under threat.

    • Christian Brooks
    • March 11th, 2010

    Legend of a man. He’ll go down in history at United

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