BLOG 1 (Week 2)
My knees are trembling and you’re probably asking why?
I’ve just completed several years of study to snag a print journalist job, and quite frankly, I’m now nothing shy of nervous about where my career is headed.
My love affair with the newspaper has never wavered, but the more I read, the further I see how important it is for me to grasp the new media phenomenon.
Pushing me into this unfamiliar territory is my loyal readers.
Gone are the days where people spared a lazy hour or two to flick through the pages of their favourite newspaper.
No, society is now so time-poor that it demands news in a quick simple format, and in turn, changing how news is being consumed.
In enters the internet.
This powerful dashboard brings together various forms of media onto a single platform making it an attractive tool for its audiences.
And thanks to some smart newspaper publishers, who wish to keep their heads above water, they have fully embraced what the internet and new technology has to offer.
Take for example BBC News , a world leader in delivering news through the use of multi-media.
There are many news-gathering tools within this new medium, and I for one, are taking some time to navigate through the endless information to understand it.