The only true contant thing in human nature is Change, everything changes and as it does, it is only a wise thing to do to moce with the dynamics of life.
From the age of papyrus, down to the time of making announcemnt on a tablet, into the realms of using town criers to passing information to the public, ans now to the helpless state of a single tap of share, over billions read and see the news, Journalism too has evolved. And like dynamics it continues to evolve, especially in a world that, becomes a newer version of itself every ten seconds.
The American Press insitute has define journalism as; The activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities. Let us however note that, this activities is a continuos process which means information, too likely change over time, and that distinguish journalism from any other form of communication.
What Journalism is not;
The world, and especially the online world, is awash in communication. The vast majority of this communication, however, is not news and especially not journalism. Almost 70 percent of email traffic is spam, according to web security company Symantec. In 2012, there were an average of 175 million tweets each day. But almost all – 99% — consisted of “pointless babble,” according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Journalism therefore is not fake news stories or lies.
Journalism in a rapidly changing world:
Today, we see the news as it’s happening instead of waiting for a third party narration. With the rise of the internet and the 24/7 news station, we have an abundance of news sources directly at our fingertips. And also, a lot of injuries coming with the dynamism of a rapid changing world.
Nowadays it really is not about the news, now it is about comabting what they say the news is, by verification first and then present your data.
If going by my opinion, Journalism in a rapid changing world might actually become more of agents of “filtering the wheats from the shaft rather than being the ones to break the news.