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  • Journalism is a moribund occupation

    You don't need a degree to become a journalist. Besides, in this digital age, many citizen journalists are taking over most of the 'traditional journalists' work especially when latter are having difficulties getting a scoop in some inaccessible areas while citizen journalists easily make extensive coverage in their neighbourhood. Bloggers are also actively writing about a certain topics of their expertise and regularly gain readership from niche audiences. Whereas, print journalism is on a decline as news companies incur loss in revenue due to poor sales of newspapers worldwide, in addition to shrinking newsroom which forces the company to restructure their business model and retrench a number of journalists. Bloggers and citizen journalists have contributed to content dissemination at a large scale which influences many digital readers particularly in relation to political news, warzone coverage, report at the crime scene, scientific breakthroughs and many other topics which are usually covered by journalists. Technological advancement have made lay persons equipped with the tools of a journalist such as a HD Camera and an access to an Internet coupled with a passion in writing and reporting a huge threat to the media industry and traditional journalism in general. In consequence, traditional journalism will become obsolete and irrelevant in shaping the minds of the society, if the trend continues.

  • Journalism is a moribund occupation.

    You don't need a degree to become a journalist. Besides, in this digital age, many citizen journalists are taking over most of the 'traditional journalists' work especially when latter are having difficulties getting a scoop in some inaccessible areas while citizen journalists easily make extensive coverage in their neighbourhood. Bloggers are also actively writing about a certain topics of their expertise and regularly gain readership from niche audiences. Whereas, print journalism is on a decline as news companies incur loss in revenue due to poor sales of newspapers worldwide, in addition to shrinking newsroom which forces the company to restructure their business model and retrench a number of journalists. Bloggers and citizen journalists have contributed to content dissemination at a large scale which influences many digital readers particularly in relation to political news, warzone coverage, report at the crime scene, scientific breakthroughs and many other topics which are usually covered by journalists. Technological advancement have made lay persons equipped with the tools of a journalist such as a HD Camera and an access to an Internet coupled with a passion in writing and reporting a huge threat to the media industry and traditional journalism in general. In consequence, traditional journalism will become obsolete and irrelevant in shaping the minds of the society, if the trend continues.

  • Yes, journalism is dying.

    Ideologism is killing the industry (used to be right-wing ideology and now it's left-wing) and more and more people are straight up not taking it anymore. Which is good. I regret that some historical newspapers and such will die along with it, but many of the reporters these days can't rightfully be called journalists if they deliberately ignore other sides of the issue and demonize everyone who they don't see as being "right".

  • Unless it is on life support somewhere...

    In the not too distant past a reader might discern anything from obviously different ideological underpinnings to subtleties of opinion in how a story was presented but it was a given that facts were checked. Today it is apparently enough that someone, somewhere has said something happened or is so for it to be presented to us as 'news'. One doesn't need to be a genius to appreciate who the winners and losers are as a result of this profound paradigm shift.

  • Journalism is absolutely dying.

    For most publications today, journalism is about press releases and regurgitating what companies want publications today. There is little interest in proper journalism, diving into a potential story or adding any value to it.

    Many publications' so-called "editors" are not journalists at all, but rather managers, whose main interest is filling the page and maintaining revenue.

    Many good and dedicated journalists are simply throwing in the towel to go do something else more rewarding, more appreciated and more lucrative, and this is also killing the business.

  • Yes it is.

    Many jobs are hard to get in toady's society, professional journalism is probably one of them. We have so many online tools that lets people write for a few bucks, and blogs, and online news that we are not need journalists as much as we used to need. So yes it is dying.

  • Yes, It Is!

    With the internet and blogs, professional journalism is gone. Anyone can set up a blog and call themselves a "writer," and write badly and not have any professional content at all. News sites/shows are mostly celeb news and gossip now and mostly opinion pieces. There are no professional stories about anything that matters.

  • Yes, Corporations Are Killing It

    Professional journalism is dying because big media companies and conglomerate corporations have taken over the news channels, print media, and other journalism outlets. They are paying only for ratings and couldn't care less about real journalism or the important stories. Professional journalists are less and less able to afford to investigate the government and big companies. Journalism is dying and being replaced by "infotainment."

  • Yes, I feel professional journalism is dying

    I think that the internet is single-handedly killing professional journalism. Everything is so instantly accessible on the web, and it seems that everybody has a comment on everything (including me right now). The good stuff gets so lost and twisted around amidst all the junk that every other person on the web is spewing out. While professional journalism still currently does exist, I feel its lifespan is seriously waning. Newspapers are declining and resorting to online publication, but at least the writers are still making the articles.

  • No way, It is just changing.

    We are finding it hard that journalism in changing so we instead think its dying. Traditional journalists have to accept that the internet is like the worlds news paper today that almost everyone reads so its up to the readers to find out the internet paper they think gives them facts. You Journalists use the internet a lot for referencing even without confirming whether the story is true or not sometimes. Whoever said journalism is dying should take it back because, i stand to be corrected most of the people here say its the internet killing it. More than three thirds of the people that use the internet to blog or write are not journalists so i don't know why you have to tie that down to journalism.
    Journalism is not dead

  • No, we need information more than ever

    We live in the age of information right now. Everyone has access to a computer, a smartphone, a tablet these days. If we get curious about something, we demand our curiosity be fulfilled immediately. Information is in higher demand than ever these days. And it's the job of the journalist to answer that demand. Print journalism is going down, statistics make that very clear. But information - and consequently, journalism - is one of the most sought-out commodities on the internet these days.

  • Journalism Is Not Dying

    I do not think that professional journalism is dying. Quite the opposite. There are still thousands of magazine and newspaper publications in the world that have journalists working for them. The difference today is that everyone has the ability to get info out there due to blogs, the internet, and social networking.


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