New media — new journalism?
By Daniil Aksyonov | March 16th, 2017
Over the years, everything is changing: technology, habits, values of life. But there are several things that will always remain themselves, but will develop. One of them is a journalism. Back in the ancient world, when there was no a concept of journalism, it already existed.
For example, Demosthenes — the famous orator of the ancient world. When he read his speeches, he delivered information to his listeners. Emil de Girardin also put a lot of efforts into the development of journalism. He was interested in creating a newspaper for illiterate citizens with a small budget. In order to increase sales of fresh issues, it was thought up to print in each issue a fascinating novel, which always ended in the most interesting place. Thus, the readers had an incentive to buy more numbers, because everyone was curious to know how it would end. And those people who will provide all the pages of the novel (the pages were very convenient to cut out of the newspaper), could get the book for free, because cut out pages were interwoven for free (at that time not everyone could afford the book).
Since progress does not stand still, and the above-mentioned technologies are constantly developing, modern media have «switched» to the Internet environment. Hundreds of new media are replacing the old one. However, the fact that other sources appear instead of another ones, the information does not change. The main task of journalism is the transmission of truthful information, so the reader (listener) should always receive reliable news, regardless of which media he addresses to.
I believe that whatever the new media is, the main task of a journalist of conveying truthful information is remained! Sequentially, the new media is our usual journalism. I do not know what awaits media from the future, but I’m sure that the very essence of journalism will not change.