especially community news, is more immediate than it has ever been.
Reporters are working against the clock: sniffing out stories, reaching out to contacts, writing for the newspaper and website and often taking their own photographs. Today’s journalist is a jack-of-all-trades. We need to be constantly evolving and prepared to change with new technology as it comes along (which is quite often).
Journalists are no longer constrained by the space on the pages of a newspaper.
We can provide a deeper understanding of the news, with more angles and greater context for consumers, by including online links to previous stories and other comments on the issue.
Gone are the days when journalists had to rush back to the office to submit their stories; now we can file on the go and from almost anywhere.
The way people consume news is also evolving, with readers able to access online breaking news, social media updates, photo galleries and videos, as well as traditional print media.
Readers can interact with each other and directly with journalists on a number of different platforms, providing opportunities for the public to engage with the news like never before.
Communication is the cornerstone of good journalism.
Journalists need to not only communicate with readers but also collaborate with staff photographers, their editor and with each other.
Just three years into her news career, SOPHIE
GABRIELLE is an infant by comparison but is thriving in the world of modern-day journalism.