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Time of great change brought on by technology - redefining journalists role and news organisations products h We are living in the late age of print as new media scholar Jay David Bolter describes it a time when words printed on paper are being replaced by words flashed on computer screens In this early stage of new media we are still in the process of discovering the shape journalism will take in a new age From Christopher Scanlans The web and the future of writing June 2000 h Mono-media is dead The creative product of your newsroom is going to multiple platforms The packaging of the news product has to be multipurpose -- for broadcast the web the cell phone the PDA the bathroom mirror From Nora Pauls Putting the technology tools to work Feb 2000 Changing routine in news consumption h Move away from traditional one source of news like a daily paper and evening news No longer have clearly defined we them and us of media production and consumption Trench paper Market research work from ITN in UK revealed that people look for news headlines from online services equivalent of news wires really but still like terrestrial tv and radio for background and detail on stories all provided in familiar format h How people access new range from newspapers radio tv email internet mobile phones interactive tv PDAs palm pilots h Quality issues web provides a platform for anyone to publish anything and people have access to material previously unavailable eg press releases Globalisation h Broadcasters dont have to be located in country theyre broadcasting to eg ITN Worldwide news provided for PBS in US h People are more mobile travelling abroad for work and leisure and have interest in whats happening worldwide h Global economy oil price rises affect cost of fuel in Europe and spark fuel blockades which bring Britain to a standstill User expectations h
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