Media in the Digital Age

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In a world where technology is continuously evolving, more than ever, people are using the Internet. With this growing popularity, it’s safe to say that the days of Print newsrooms are becoming extinct. Simply put, the media revolution is changing the way journalists do their jobs. However, it is more important to note that media isn’t the only thing changing. Due to constant technological innovation, more people are becoming multi-skilled workers.

In Chapter 1 of Journalism Next, editor and entrepreneural  journalist, Mark Briggs offers a deeper understanding of the Internet, the Web and how technology works. Throughout the chapter, he shares information key tools for becoming a journalist in a digital age. Building on the four types of digital information, he also touches on the basics of the Internet and web-design. He even offers a few tips for publishing on host sites such as WordPress.com. This is essential for preparing digital content.

Digital journalism may seem like a different ball game, but it is all for the better. Not only can we keep track of how audiences react or interact with content, but also digital journalism helps shift the focus from gathering information to the true goal of journalism – storytelling.

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