New Journalism - An overview[edit | edit source]
New Journalism is a broad term for how journalism is changing as the internet and technology enhance how journalists report and deliver the news. New media involves blogging, podcasting, webcasting, and Twittering. It improves upon what journalism is a about: news. By breaking a story at almost the instant it happens, and spreading it around the net, the news travels fast.
The biggest factor in new journalism is that the professional journalist now must compete with the general populace when it comes to reporting. With the aid of blogs and smart phones, any amateur can become a field reporter. Many news agencies, such as CNN, have specialized iReport sites that allow the people to input their field work to gain better coverage of the news.