Journalists as gatekeepers

With today’s Competitive media environment there has been a significant rise of social media channels by creating outlets, where anyone and everyone can be a journalist. Therefor, we need gatekeeper journalists to know which is the most important part of the stories they covered to share it with people.

However, the public need reliable and relevant sources which they can go to for news. Journalists are losing the audience trust because of these fake news which are spreading everywhere, the journalists have important role to control over the news.

The role of gatekeeper, which journalists must take is important because gatekeepers ultimately craft and conduct what is being published to the masses. Therefor, they determine what is to become the public’s social reality, and their view of the world.