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Welcome to My Blog, My names Zana and I’m a technology geek, Here I will be sharing my views on how Journalism has been affected by digital technologies.

Careers in journalism can vary. Each degree includes some type of communication, if that is writing, vocal, or imagery. All the intention of a journalist is to inform the readers on important topics. They are the voice that represents what is going on around the world in the news, sports, social media, fashion, etc.

A few types include:

   •    Broadcast Journalism

   •    News reporting

   •    Communications

   •    Fashion Journalism

   •    Foreign Correspondant

   •    Freelance Writing

   •    Investigative Journalism

   •    Photojournalism

   •    Social Media

   •    Sport Journalism

Charlie Beckett of Polis at the LSE wrote one of the best analyses of the news, hitting the underlying problem:

[…] we still have too much duplicated journalism. Or too much journalism full-stop. Yes, there are gaping voids, especially at local level. Yes, you might still have to work hard as a consumer to find the right diet of content to suit your needs. Aggregation or curation is still pretty crude. But that, rather than yet another start-up with a handful of earnest writers seeking to produce more long-form interactive articles about international affairs or identity politics is probably what our information-saturated world needs.

This is absolutely spot on. The biggest misconception I come across — and which I keep coming across — is that there’s not enough good journalism out there. In mainstream reporting, that’s simply not true. We’re already over-supplied. What we’ve got will only become sustainable once there’s a consolidation of the many over-lapping international news outlets.

In other words, how many article variations on the implications of the latest Trump announcement (tweet?) or Brexit moves do we really need? Certainly not the several dozen being produced right now. The internet has multiplied competition by making overseas news organisations available to us. Our national newspapers don’t just compete with each other, they compete with the Washington Post and the New York Times – and the BBC, too. Never in the entirely of human history have we had so much access to journalism. Therein lies the problem.

We have more of it than we can handle.

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