In My Opinion… Question of the Week

 

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Traditional Journalism?
Social media doesn’t just help journalism, it connects the world.  The most powerful thing is knowledge. Knowing things can help you, no matter the case. Journalists are the seekers of this information. They go through great lengths to get this insight and share it with the world. Journalists have a side-kick helping them in the shadows, social media.

Social Media gives a characteristic to news that’s more appealing. It increases the number of people who come across what is happening in the world, which is exactly the goal of all journalists. It also helps journalists find information or people faster for critical or in-depth news stories.

By Allen Miller | Junior
Student Reporter | Photographer

Photo|Rodney Peete, Junior

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Traditional Journalism?
Traditional journalism was drowned out by social media because of the media’s many stories. Newspapers can be seen online even before the physical copies make their way to stores or your front door. In social media, live streams and podcasts dominate computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. The content gives you the feeling of looking out of a window and seeing the world through diverse lenses.

Traditional journalism, to this generation seems slower and dated. Journalism was here first and I think that it can bring itself back from the grave but to rebirth has to include a close relationship with what’s trending and changing. Social media has everyone connected, whereas journalism used to be able to do just that.

By Jared Braud | Junior
Student Reporter | Photographer
Photo|Rodney Peete, Junior