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How have digital developments changed journalism?

Digital developments

Since the printing press hit the commercial market in the 15th century, journalism has been changing in every way possible.

The art of news writing has been shaped for centuries by predecessors who we now look up to in the world of the press. We frame their famous headlines on our walls and take inspiration for writing styles and hoping to one day have your very own front page in a picture frame somewhere. But it’s only within the past 20 years that journalism has made a HUGE leap from paper to screen – so what impact has the digital age had on journalism?

A recent study from the national statistics office shows that more than half of news readers now prefer to access content online, and 72% of people under 25 also access their news online. Shocking? Or just technologically progressive?

News is now available on a much wider scale, and available for a lot more people than ever before, giving national papers international status, and making it easier for people to access archived work. As much as money may be the goal of publishing companies, the goal of a journalist is and always should be to put the most important stories out to the public, and if hosting publications online is how it needs to be done – then it will be done.