Blog 5

These particular readings are questioning whether professional journalism is in crisis. The first reading by Bregtje Van Der Haak, ‘the future of journalism: networked journalism, gives insight about the changes that have come and will come from journalism in the digital era. The profession is under a lot of criticism. The second reading chosen was ‘Networked Journalism’ by Jeff Jarvis, he takes an academic approach by judging the current situation of professional journalists and how they co-exist because of citizen journalists.

A key theme that was identified throughout the texts was citizen journalism, it plays a major part of the networked journalism. The reading by Van Der Haak was critical about citizen journalism by identifying the positives and negatives of the affect on the quality of journalism. Jeff Jarvis takes approach by looking the digitial area of journalism and how “citizens in the media and citizen journalism is a new era for news.”(Buzz Machine, 2006) He suggests that “journalism should and will work when all join forces as journalism is a network”(Buzz Macine, 2006). This is a positive comment about the digital era in journalism, but proves that “journalism has seperation from the public”(Buzz Machine, 2006). However Bregtje Van Der Haak looks at the negatives of the digital era by presenting in his paper that there is a “decline of quality in journalism in the USA” (Haak, 2012) as there is “fewer reporters, fewer beats, fewer new angles, fewer facts”(Haak, 2012) but Haak did pick up on that “new technologically enabled practices in journalism means citizens are in global network society”(Haak, 2012).

These texts represent that there is change in the digital era and that the citizens are most involved with it. They are changing the way journalism works. It has proven that the professional journalists should strive to be their own citizen journalist to get the best out their work. The closer they are to the people, the better the content is going to be. I think that Jeff Jarvis has positive views about the digital journalism and it actually puts a path for both new citizen and professionaist journalists to work together. If I were to look further into the relationship of the neworking era, I would use participant observation to look at specific social networking staff and see how they work different to print and broadcasting journalists.

Bibliography

BUZZ MACHINE. (2006) Networked Journalism [Online] Available from: http://buzzmachine.com/2006/07/05/networked-journalism/

Haak, B et al (2012) (ed.6) ‘The future of journalism: Networked journalism:’ VPRO Television. The Netherlands.

These particular readings are questioning whether professional journalism is in crisis. The first reading by Bregtje Van Der Haak, ‘the future of journalism: networked journalism, gives insight about the changes that have come and will come from journalism in the digital era. The profession is under a lot of criticism. The second reading chosen was ‘Networked Journalism’ by Jeff Jarvis, he takes an academic approach by judging the current situation of professional journalists and how they co-exist because of citizen journalists.

A key theme that was identified throughout the texts was citizen journalism, it plays a major part of the networked journalism. The reading by Van Der Haak was critical about citizen journalism by identifying the positives and negatives of the affect on the quality of journalism. Jeff Jarvis takes approach by looking the digitial area of journalism and how “citizens in the media and citizen journalism is a new era for news.”(Buzz Machine, 2006) He suggests that “journalism should and will work when all join forces as journalism is a network”(Buzz Macine, 2006). This is a positive comment about the digital era in journalism, but proves that “journalism has seperation from the public”(Buzz Machine, 2006). However Bregtje Van Der Haak looks at the negatives of the digital era by presenting in his paper that there is a “decline of quality in journalism in the USA” (Haak, 2012) as there is “fewer reporters, fewer beats, fewer new angles, fewer facts”(Haak, 2012) but Haak did pick up on that “new technologically enabled practices in journalism means citizens are in global network society”(Haak, 2012).

These texts represent that there is change in the digital era and that the citizens are most involved with it. They are changing the way journalism works. It has proven that the professional journalists should strive to be their own citizen journalist to get the best out their work. The closer they are to the people, the better the content is going to be. I think that Jeff Jarvis has positive views about the digital journalism and it actually puts a path for both new citizen and professionaist journalists to work together. If I were to look further into the relationship of the neworking era, I would use participant observation to look at specific social networking staff and see how they work different to print and broadcasting journalists.

Bibliography

BUZZ MACHINE. (2006) Networked Journalism [Online] Available from: http://buzzmachine.com/2006/07/05/networked-journalism/

Haak, B et al (2012) (ed.6) ‘The future of journalism: Networked journalism:’ VPRO Television. The Netherlands.

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