Digital journalism: Now and into the future

The future of digital journalism is a tricky subject because there is a lot changing in this world and journalism has been going through a big transition in how the industry utilizes various platforms. There is a range in content and products news organizations put out there for people. Some content is free, but thereContinue reading “Digital journalism: Now and into the future”

Positive news is a solution to the state of our minds

In times like these, it is easy to be caught up in the stress and negativity of the world. Some are pointing fingers at who is to blame for the current frown on our face instead of coming together and find something worth smiling about. Although the statistics and the advice from experts might beContinue reading “Positive news is a solution to the state of our minds”

Journalists need to make money too

Just like any other industry, journalism needs to make money, but what are the best ways to do it while maintaining a professional and ethical product? There really is no one best way to be successful in the journalism industry because what works for a large news organization might not work for independent news outletsContinue reading “Journalists need to make money too”

Should COVID-19 coverage be free?

Every industry has been affected in at least one way due to the COVID-19 pandemic. News organizations certainly are not alone in having to make difficult decisions.  What is happening now will surely impact the future of journalism, including what should be free and what will be behind a paywall.  Many news organizations have madeContinue reading “Should COVID-19 coverage be free?”

How my local news reports on COVID-19

Living in south suburban Chicago, many villages use Patch as their local news outlet. The news organization covers community-specific news and has been looking at the impacts of COVID-19 in suburbia. The Patch has covered a variety of topics pertaining to the virus. It has reported the numbers in the Alsip-Crestwood area and neighboring communitiesContinue reading “How my local news reports on COVID-19”

Spreading the news on the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus is practically everywhere, including our newsfeeds. Many news organizations now have coronavirus-focused material such as newsletters, podcasts and 24-hour updated coverage. Every day there is something new. The daily briefings about the changes regarding coronavirus are important for the public to discern between fact and fiction. It also helps to know what people shouldContinue reading “Spreading the news on the spread of coronavirus”

Out-of-context images lead to misinformation

Who is responsible for minimizing the phenomenon of out-of-context imagery? We scroll and we scroll, looking for the information we need to go about our daily lives. In most cases, this is probably mindless consumption of memes, videos and inspirational quotes. But when a crisis strikes, we go online for knowledge of the situation. However,Continue reading “Out-of-context images lead to misinformation”

News organizations use ad campaigns to gain subscribers

Seeing advertisements for products is nothing new, so in the information age, it’s likely we will see commercials for knowledge. Recently, The New York Times has done just that. They bought a spot during the 2020 Academy Awards broadcast to advertise “The 1619 Project” and entice readers to subscribe with “The truth is worth it”Continue reading “News organizations use ad campaigns to gain subscribers”

News is everywhere: TikTok is now being used as a journalistic tool

The popular app that once went by Musical.ly rebranded in 2018 under the name TikTok. What was once a place for goofy lip-synch videos, is now a place for a range of content. This even includes the news. Although TikTok mainly consists of short, funny videos and memes, some news outlets have decided to useContinue reading “News is everywhere: TikTok is now being used as a journalistic tool”

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