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THE DIGITAL AGE, CHANGING JOURNALISM

The rapidly growing digital age has changed the way we look at Journalism. 

Like endangered species, traditional Journalism, print and broadcast are widely challenged in the digital age.

More and more, people are consuming online news as the technological age increases and news agencies are looking at gaining new audiences while keeping the old ones 

Digital Journalism or online Journalism has become the way to go, as editorial content is distributed via internet as opposed to print and broadcast. In the past, journalist were depended on, to multiply and distribute what would have happened overnight via the printing press, as the public would grab the earliest publication to catch the scoop. That era has ended by the click of a button, literally!

Now, Citizen Journalism avenues such as WhatApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other social media websites and news apps that are free or cost just pennies to download, the whole concept of journalism has been re-vamped, making content easier to find and the primary product, which are News and current affairs, readily accessible seconds into the event, beautifully packaged in a combination of texts, videos and audio.

From Teletext, invented in 1970 to the Reuters Online News Agency founded in 1999, Digital Journalism has brought many changes to the traditional practice of Journalism, and its increasingly becoming more digitised today.