The news media has changed a lot in the past quarter. The newspapers are still being printed. But more and more people are turning to the Internet to get the latest news.
Online news sites have a huge advantage over print news media. They can post articles and breaking news coverage within minutes as they arise. With the advent of Twitter, Instagram and other leading social media platforms, news providers can now be at the center of the action as they happen and report live events.
This has dramatically changed the type of news we read regularly, and it changed the way and when we read it. While many of us still enjoy reading the morning newspaper, But these luxuries are often sent to the lazy kingdom of Sunday morning. These are not things that we all do in our daily life any longer. We’re more likely to scroll through the news feeds on the websites of our favorite news providers. As we are on the train, during a quick coffee at work, waiting for the kettle to boil, or whenever we need it, we can use our mobile devices, laptops and PCs to access the latest news.
The statistics indicate that, whenever people have a few minutes, they are more likely to tap their favorite news source to get the latest updates on any subject.
Newsrooms in the 21st century also have to change and adapt as a result of massive changes in the way we access and read our news. Traditionally, when a news item is picked up, they have to go through a multi-step journalism process, according to the editorial HQ. New news items will be approved, then journalists will continue to forward them to the sub-editors who will work before forwarding to the editor for final revisions before being included before pressing.
Today the system is very similar. The difference is that this entire process often takes seconds or minutes, not hours or days! People demanded their news as soon as it happened, and news producers had to respond almost immediately.
Today, speed is the foundation of quality journalism. Competing news providers try to improve each other by being the first to have breaking news no matter what. And technology plays a huge part in creating and disseminating news quickly.
One of the big growth areas where technology has helped deliver the remarkable American breaking news coverage is its ability to broadcast live. Journalists can submit news, article updates and live video directly from their mobile device. It has the potential to make anyone news these days, we are seeing more and more reports using images, videos, tweets and pictures taken by members of the public about who was at the scene and seeing ‘news’ as it happened.
We have more options and more control over our news than ever before. We have full control over what we read and when we read. Most people choose their favorite news provider, set their preferences so that they can instantly see updates about the news they care about. They then log in whenever they suit during the day.