Journalism was once writing and it was limited to writing, but now is it just about writing, do we like to read news or do we want to watch news? Obviously 80% will just watch the news and 20% will read.
Gone are the days when journalism was just about writing. Today, in the era of YouTube, instagram and hastags, a journalist has to be everything. A good writer, knowledge of the latest news and updates, tech savvy and pluses include knowledge of video editting, data visualization and excel. Knowing another language is also good.
Websites like bloomberg, the economist, time magazine are not limited to magazines and websites, they have amazing knowledge based videos from the leading experts on YouTube, they have reporters everywhere in the world. Posts of Washington post have moving images in their articles to better describe what they are writing Like here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
Authors are amazing writers with a grip on data analysis, excel, artificial intelligence, everything.
It is said that writing is dead and so is blogging and journalism but I don’t think so, its not dead but it has evolved. Evolved to fit into the world of hastags and gifs. Websites like twitter, tumblr and medium may have given everyone a chance to share their ideas or opinions with the world, and due to massive use, there is a lot of content to read on the internet, but reading GOOD content and paying for it is still going on. People pay a lot to read the economist, people sit all day watching news on CNN and BBC, journalism is not dead and can never be dead but it has gotten competitive, journalists now have to keep up with the market trends, economy and world news, they should know everything and they are expected to know.
Indian bloggers are making millions with their tech blogs, how to blogs and their presence on youtube, they are experts of adsense and ad networks. So does that mean blogging is dead? There is too much competition? Facebook has killed blogging? No, it has not. It has just gotten competitive, just like business, medicine and STEM. Facebook, tumblr and these social media posting forums are a blackhole of content. Sometimes its what we are looking for and sometimes its the glue we find ourselves sticking on when we didn’t really wanted to get stuck on it. Scrolling down facebook and reading or watching on it is endless and sometimes thats not what people are looking for, they want solid information not memes and repetitive statuses, but of course there is a big portion which wants that content.
In today’s world, even today, the good blogger is recognized, useful information is still useful, people visit his or her website and subscribe. They pay to read the economist and they pay to read financial times. A rose still stands out from the other flowers, but the point is, knowing the art of standing out of the crowd.