Chapter 8The New News Media Stephanie Schwan Hour 6 Journalism
Changes In News Styles Throughout time, there have been upgrades in media and technology, like: • The Web (Internet) • Cell Phones • IPods/MP3’s • Computers (versus typewriters)
The Web • The Web designs programs and websites for all ages, sexes, races, and even things people are interested in. • The Web can make a pretty big impact on the world. It can lead to competition, and that can result in both good and bad things depending on the situation. • As Jones points out, there are many websites and forms of the Web, and the key thing is competition. • Businesses use the Web to advertise their business and what they’re about, and they sell their products online. Like, for example, a real estate agent can sell online, they can put pictures online saving the client gas and a trip.
YouTube is a website used to capture moments that people want the viewers to see. YouTube is both good and bad; it can benefit someone or it can hurt someone. Like, if a musician wants to preview their videos online to get opinions and criticisms, they can put their video online. Or, someone could tape a fight or something embarrassing someone does and the victim of the situation could end up being humiliated by it It ranges from a piano-playing cat to presidential campaigns. Many artists put on videos that they want viewers to see to promote their music. Even President Barack Obama and John McCain used YouTube to spread commercials and campaigns all over the world. This website was created by Daniel Lanois.
Search Engines and News Online • These websites provide information through the thousands of search engines. Some provide things like shopping to networking, or even email. Some of this can even be used on cell phones or an IPod. • To the right are the three most commonly used search engines, and they all provide email accounts; these search engines are multi-functional and an upgrade in media. Like, it’s easier to type something in a website search box and click “Search” than to look up the definition in a dictionary, which doesn’t always have the word that’s being looked up. • These websites are also more examples to show how easier technology makes life, even though Jones makes many points that their wiping out traditional media.
NEWSWeb vs. Newspaper Web Newspaper *Free Access *Costs Money (Around A Dollar) *Unlimited Supply * Access When It Comes Out-Once A Week Usually *Global News *Local News *No Training/Education *Only Professionals Necessary *You Can Get Paid For Creating Websites *Hold As Much As The Website Can *Can Hold As Much As The Paper Can *You Don’t Get Paid For Writing For An Online News Article *Journalists Get Paid For Writing For The Paper *Anyone Can Write For It, And It Comes From All Views *Only Journalists Can Write, It’s From A Professional’s Point Of View
Dating and SocialNetworking Sites • Dating sites help those who are single and looking for a mate. These websites are used by million of people every day. It helps people connect with strangers, by becoming familiar with them and bonding by similar interest such as: shared interests, political views, or hobbies. • Social Networking Sites can help connect friends, family, or acquaintances. These sites allow you to communicate with others online, and even meet new people. • These sites can be dangerous, but if used correctly their safe. This connects to Jones’s book Losing The News, because it proves how the web and new technology are taking over how people communicate with each other versus simply paper and pencil, and that old methods aren’t being used as often as before this technology was created.
Who’s In Control of The Media??? • As Jones writes, “In the world of the new news media, the vast, capricious, empowered, technologically savvy, media-insatiable audience will decide what happens to news, and no one knows where that is going to lead.” • The media is proving that the new and upcoming technology is beginning to override the traditional technology. • The media consumes what researchers dish out, technology. The researchers find out what the media wants and uses the most, and that is what is invented. • The media spends money, and invests, saving money at the same time. • The media overall chooses what they want and what they want to happen to the economy. Therefore, the consumers are in control of the media.
Omg, Is Journalism Being Replaced?! You Decide…
Quotes From Jones • “Certainly, the traditional media must literally adapt or die, as what is now being born is a new style of news, delivered and consumed differently,” (178). • “If journalism is essentially storytelling, the potential is now comparable to a child being presented with a superdeluxe box of crayons look paltry,” (179) • “In those surveyed who were 18 to 30, only 16 percent said that they read a newspaper every day, and the number of newspaper-reading teenagers was an even worse 9 percent. For adults over 30, the number was 35 percent,” (181). • “Indeed, although the Web is often lauded for its contribution to knowledge and efficient communication, I suspect that some day we shall find that he net impact has been a colossal number of wasted hours,” (181). • “We seem poised to be a nation overfed but undernourished, a culture of people waddling around, swollen with media exposure, and headed toward an epidemic of social diabetes,” (184). • “ ‘You listen to people who listen to you,’ Skoler told an audience of traditional journalists in October 2008, ‘and journalists have not listened to the public for ages,’” (192). • “If the Web has demonstrated anything, it is that many people want to speak, and the surge in citizen journalism is part of this torrent of communicating,” (193). • “Watchdog journalism is mostly a matter of showing up for the meetings that are the meat and potatoes of governance and poring over documents. Nevertheless, professional journalists have the bolstering belief that what they do is important,” (194).