As society becomes more reliant upon technology, I believe the future of “good journalism” is in jeopardy. The days of newspapers and magazines are coming to an end, and with the Internet becoming the main way for people to receive information, the end could be closer than we expect.
In today’s society, timeliness is everything. The faster something is done, the better. News and media outlets are fully aware of this and are beginning to adapt their reporting styles to please their consumers. Being the first source to break a piece of news is a goal that many outlets strive toward. Because of this, the quality of the reporting suffers: facts are incorrect, the overall impact of the article is lacking, and timeliness becomes the key component.
While good journalists will always be working hard to report the most informative, thought-provoking news, times are changing and the demand for these journalists is wavering. The Internet enables anyone with the opportunity to create and report news, whether they are an experienced journalist or a first-time blogger, causing the validity of many sources to become compromised.
With technology dictating most aspects society these days, the future of “good journalism” doesn’t look so glossy.