Spinning a web: Technology’s effect on journalism

Today, technological advancements shape the way news is published and received in many ways.

These advances spur from the internet which increased the size of the market, with more sites publishing news and news agencies adopting APPs and social media platforms as a means of publicising.

Using smart phones as a means to getting news has become massively popular. Companies use Mobile friendly websites also smart speakers.

Social media platforms are used to curate and receive news. Distrust in online news is found on Facebook.

Technology is changing the way news is broadcasted, take for instance snapchat stories.

Since the 1600s newspapers have stayed in circulation but due to the web as a source of information newspaper sales are decreasing. 

The way journalists work is pretty much the same, except for the typewriter being swapped for computer keyboard and the way news media is produced. Even the use of phones for holding contacts has shifted from the old rolodex. The internet creates opportunities for journalists to reach a wider target audience with more storytelling formats.

Another example of technology changing the way professionals in the industry conduct their work is the phone hacking scandal which led to the Leveson inquiry.