The "digital media age" is witnessing innovation and radical change in all aspects of journalism; This may create economic difficulties for the old media, and the search for alternative business models; To fund sustainable journalism for the future.
What do we mean by digital journalism?
Journalism is the collection, processing, and dissemination of news and information regarding what is happening to the public. Which were disseminated are diverse; To include content published through newspapers and magazines (printed), television and radio (live broadcasts), and digital newspapers, such as news websites, and applications.
The digital age has also led to the new type of journalism, which plays a large role in the dissemination of news, as has the emergence of the journalist via the Internet, using smartphones equipped with video cameras, recording, filming, and uploading footage of news events to YouTube and reaching people from different countries rather than being viewed directly on a specific national channel. At the same time, the rapid spread of news through blogs and social media led to Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, and others. Rather than pursuing only traditional media channels and institutions.
Impact of digital journalism on readers:
Digital journalism engages in communication and discussion at a high level that is not available in print newspapers.
Digital journalism represents a revolution in how society reacts to news, opening a door to discussion with journalists through comments or direct communication.
Online journalistic sources can provide fast, effective, and accurate reporting of breaking news within seconds. During the coverage of the event, journalists are able to feed information to online sources; This keeps the reader updated in seconds.
The speed of publication affects the accuracy of the reports, which is not the case in print newspapers; Because printing takes time; This allowed errors to be detected and corrected.