Journalism Industry Standards Called into Question because of the Evolution of Social Media

There is a problem in the world going on and it’s not about what’s going in the Middle East, Canada or even Europe.

The problem is worldwide, what is the problem? The problem is where are people going to receive their message?

I’ve decided to put “Journalism on trial.” The reason is because I believe that people are greatly confused as they search for the truth about what’s going on within the world they live in.

The problem is how can journalism be trusted with all these different media sources such as YouTube blogs, and social media websites like Twitter and Facebook?

It’s really essential that journalism ethics are called into question when someone reports from a   blog or social media site.  I personally believe in free speech, but I also believe in using wisdom before foaming at the mouth with a rather degraded conversation based on a person’s opinion about race, religion colour and so forth.

When I went to study journalism in college I learned the key tools I would need to deliver a fair and balanced news article for either, print or broadcast. The important thing to remember readers is as a journalism expert we are never to write an article to persuade your thought process on a current situation. Our  job is simply to present you with the correct and accurate information.

However journalism in the millennium age has become more than difficult to trust because every John or Jane Doe with a blog considers themselves to be a important figure in  their delivery of what they considered as  “True Media”

For myself if I refused to follow the fair and balanced set rules within regards to journalism, I could have  lost my job for slander or be thrown in prison for defamation of a person’s character.

There are two sides to a story and they need to be heard in some cases.  Without fair and balanced journalism how will people know if the information they are reading is correct?

Opinion writing, is it the future of journalism?

The problem is that over the years certain media outlets have fallen by the waist side within regards to the creditable messages they deliver on a weekly and  daily basis.The only reason journalism maybe called in question is based on their opinion that  relates to a personal perspective as to how one chooses to valid which source or not.

Can you trust your sources? 

Sources in general can either help a lot of people produce trustworthy journalism or it can hinder the report. In journalism having sources to seek out information is rather important but where are sources getting their information from?

Journalism in the social media age is dangerous and here is why.

The more evolved social media becomes the more opinions are thrown up in the air with really no basis or reasoning behind it.

It’s important to read, watch or hear news being reported this day and age with a grain of salt.  When I was a member of journalism field, I had to be connected to social media sites because somehow someone told me it would make a better reporter and allow me to have a greater success rate.

I have since left the majority of social media sites and spend my time reading books watching the news and reading the news, just to make sure the journalists that are writing these reports for the world to see are performing their “watchdog roles” and keeping the public informed but not only that but same reports that the public are listening to reading and watching are delivered on the grounds of fact not fallacy.


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