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The survival of investigative journalism

Investigative journalism can be most simply be defined as uncovering something hidden (Conley & Lamble, p 36). With the evolution of online news which has seen the production & distribution of news become even faster, the survival of investigative journalism is somewhat threatened. The biggest issues facing investigative journalism are lack of funds and lack … Continue reading

Issues in reporting for a global audience

Issues in reporting for a global audience This blog relates closely to the last post.  A journalist’s audience is no longer either national or regional, but often both. They must make their articles widely accessible, understandable and relevant to a larger audience so to not lose readers to other publications who do cater for those … Continue reading

A discussion on: making stories relevant to an online audience

As discussed previously, with the digital age of the internet brings a new and exciting way to connect to almost anyone and everyone around the world. This produces a new challenge for journalists… or does it? How do journalists work around making articles relevant to an online audience? It is most likely you won’t find … Continue reading

What constitutes a credible source?

Being a journalist is not just about interviewing a talent and publishing whatever they say, it’s about using instinct, as well as the tools of verification to determine the authentication and credibility of their talents statements. A talent may be hiding their own agenda, be bending the truth or have their own bias (this is … Continue reading

Key Factors Affecting the Preparation and Delivery of Online News.

This post will discuss the ideas of timeliness, text length, accuracy, multimedia and legalities and how they are implemented differently in the online medium. Robert Johnston (The Daily Miracle, p 303) says that the internet presents a whole new set of challenges for journalists in terms of writing and presentation. Presentation and delivery of information … Continue reading

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