Tensions between Traditional and Technology-Driven Journalism

Technology has developed massively in the past decade and now technology can be said to be the most popular and has overtaken traditional journalism.

One way there is tensions between traditional and technology-driven journalism is traditional journalism is slowly but surely dying out. Forms of traditional journalism is things like newspapers are a source of news stories. However, the tension rises here as newspapers are in a massive decline due to technology driven journalism which allows people to access news from their smartphones where they can access news via news apps. These news apps always update their users during the day to let them know the latest news by sending notifications on user’s home screens. This is practical as people no longer have to buy the paper every morning before going to work and they don’t have to spend money buying it.

Also, newspapers companies publish news every morning and get their papers printed on time however, a problem lies as newspaper stories go out of date within hours of it being published and the public want up-to date news, so they know what moves are taking place on a certain issue/topic.

Technology driven journalism over the years has built tension as there has also been a rise in the use of social media, which allows people to comment and post their opinions on topics and it allows people to have a debate and discussion online, it can also sometimes help resolve issues as lots of people talking about the issue can come together and take action to resolve it.

Social media also spreads news around very quickly however, traditional journalism is better than technology driven journalism as news on social media can be fake news as it’s not from a unknown and untrusted source, whereas traditional journalism comes from known journalists.