This dissertation aims to identify and explore the use of the different social media platforms, focusing on the impact that the rise of social media has had on journalism practices. In addition, this paper will examine the public’s responses to the news that they receive through social media platforms. Examples of social media platforms that this dissertation will include are; ‘Twitter’, ‘Facebook’ and ‘YouTube’ as scholars claim that these are the most frequently used sites in the 21st century.
As well, make an educated choice in which can impact any other decisions and for the future. In the article, “The Relationship between Journalist and Politicians”, by Media Helping Media, it explains how Journalism maybe seen as being harsh or crucial to make a functioning for a healthy and fair society for the audience. “The journalist should be exploring and covering the issues that most concern their readers” (Brewer, para 3). Journalism is a major impact to politics and society, due to having people portraying the story that is published for them to read or look at a particular photo. The future of journalism and politics can impact for the future generations. In the second article by the Huffington Post “The Abundant Riches of American Political Journalism”, explains how political journalism is going downhill. However, journalism helps people to be informed of politics and what politicians have to say about a certain subject. “Political journalism remains reliant on a narrow range of pre-approved authoritative sources who mainly represent their own or their institution's self-interest.” (Nielsen, para. 9). Journalism have their own options and choices, they just want more of an audience to make a decision for politics. Today’s society and the future have journalism and politics is what makes it easy for people to make a choice for a certain situation when it comes to
Since the creation of television, ideas and information have come into American homes influencing the watcher for better or worse. This had lead to great influence on topics that have strong political ties. Television has allowed the United States population to access and keep up on political news for the better of modern politics and presidential elections. Television allows the viewer to feel like they are a part of the debate, they also feel that they are getting up-to-date news and that's two most Americans it is the only way to follow the election.
Social media news and magazines are brainwashing students: many people would say this actual worldwide effect on todays' society! Especially, author Camila Domonoske would agree, who published, “ Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds” she argues and illustrates there is a “ fake news crisis” and that teens are allegedly the most affected by what is true in the news today. Domonoske’s sources are put together without adding personal opinions in her article, which can be considered “ bias” and not reliable to some readers. Her article is supported strongly to readers with informing the readers of several sources, abundant amount proven facts, statistics and using a creative writing strategy such as logos throughout her argument to appeal her readers.
To wholly have a grasp on how this new founded approach to journalism has changed alongside technology—as well as understanding the dangers such openness brings forth—one has to understand what exactly those changes are. Primarily, those that are writing for the sake of offering information have, whether willingly or not, fed into the usage of social media as it has become a centralized method of distribution that is relatively inescapable with the current times. As such those framing the news for the masses find an authentic avenue to stay in contact via social media that has benefits ranging from, “its extraordinary newsgathering potential; its potential as a new tool to engage the audience; and as a way of distributing our news” (Eltringham, 2012), all of which are deeply different from the presentation of reporting that occurred during earlier eras. Days of strongly structured instances of journalism that could not travel with such speed have been replaced as, “social media has trashed many of the foundations on
In order to understand the importance of the comments made on social made, we need to understand the intended message of the artifact. This artifact is the YouTube video, which is also the main medium for the message. Other media that will be addressed in this essay is twitter, Buzzfeed, and other common social media,
Thesis: Dissemination of news through social media allows for rapid distribution and incredible accessibility, but can lead to decreased understanding, stifled discussion, and even the propagation of fake news stories.
Many people believe that if it is on the internet, then it must be true and for this reason, the media utilizes this train of thought as a way to manipulate how individuals purchase products, view people, and vote for candidates. Internet bloggers and the news media often have biases that distorts news broadcasts and cyber posts as well as allow a platform for absolute deceit. While this practice is more proliferated in cyberspace, it mimics yellow journalism in the 1800’s that help publishers attract large audiences and increase advertising revenues.
Due to the increase in the media’s use of the internet, the internet has resulted in an increase of influence over politics in the United States. Due to the current influence the Internet has over the American society it has caused the open freedom of the internet to influence politics, led to fake news stories which can effect public opinion, , and a rise of social media which results in a rise to political opinions.
Out of the variety of news sources such as TV, radio, or newspapers, one of the popular sources in today’s world is social media. People are getting addicted to and can’t live without social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They use social media as of where they can post their status but also where they can receive a lot of different news. While social media are spreading any kinds of news such as trend, celebrity or even politics, people easily get the information that is not true called “fake news.” The fake news raises the major problem in social media as the news source. Once people see the news, they tend to believe and share it. Liking can spread out fake news in a second. When people like the news, the activity
Most everyone has some form of social media. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram people have a way of communicating and getting news from all around the world. Unfortunately, this news is not always correct or trustworthy. Many people are not attuned to reading long articles or papers and just want the short story. Social media readily gives them shortened and condensed stories one after the other. Therefore, “traditional media has to adapt to the audience’s new
Social media takes up a considerable portion of people’s lives. A myriad of people use social media; this makes news stories and articles on social media sites are a convenient way for people to obtain information about current events happening around the world. The author of Journalism and the Digital Revolution states, “Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have become integral parts of the reporting process and vital connections
The media controls many thoughts and facts given to the public that may or may not be true. With the Internet at fingertips across the world, news spreads faster with little evidence provided. Over the last century, the world’s speed increased with news inventions such as cars, electronics, and the Internet. Society’s mindset transformed from hard working to free handouts; therefore, when news sources make a statement, humankind believes it without researching the topic at all. Sometimes, news reporters make legitimate statements that are misinterpreted by readers. The words of the writer are at fault for perspective or understanding of news rather than the interpretation the readers obtain.
The recent surge in popularity of social media comes with a price: fake news. Fake news is defined as news or media that has been altered or modified. Journalists have begun to analyze why that fake news exists and why it continues exist. Two authors, Eoin O’Carroll and Kevin D. Williamson, both have written articles about fake news. Eoin O’Carroll’s article “How Information Overload Helps Spread Fake News,” discusses how the media has bombarded us with news stories, blurring the distinct lines between real and fake news. Kevin D. Williamson, a journalist for the National Review, writes in his article “‘Fake News, Media and Voters: Shared Reality Must Be Acknowledged” that the news is not fake; it just does not align with one’s personal beliefs. Both authors successfully appeal to their audiences’ emotions and feelings, but O’Carroll is more likely to succeed than Williamson in persuading his audience to try and combat fake news because the writer presents himself as someone the intended readers will more readily identify with and offers evidence that his readers will find more compelling.