New trends in journalism at the dawn of 2010 -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

New trends in journalism at the dawn of 2010

SAADIA QAMAR

KARACHI: The future of journalism is going to be an exciting one, as predicted by Alexander Howard in his paper journalism: New Face in 2010’.

He strongly believes that the defense of new media, aggregation, and the shift to a more social news experience online Will be the talk of the town. This is a common perception shared with his colleague Ariana Huffington.

He asserts, that letters to the editor would be no more visible on the Internet edition of the newspaper. He further explained that the readers would form direct relationships with the sources; even if the editors at the New York Times or Wall Street Journal choose not to cover a story or any incident is neglected in the global politics, the world can view it, share it and discuss it.

Howard is still skeptical about what will constitute the 95 Theses of this “Reformation journalism, but optimist that online journalism ethics will pertain, and that journalism will have to be tasted and refined.

According to Howard, the further of journalism will be a hybrid where traditional media players embrace the ways new media (including transparency, interactivity, and immediacy) and new media companies adopt the best practices of old media (including fairness, accuracy, and high impact investigative journalism).

Source: The Nation

Date:1/3/2010