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JOUR933 - Online and Research Journalism Assignment 3 Reflective Essay 1 Discuss the impact of commercial pressures on print news media investigation at the local level Study Program Week 9 We perceive the daily press as an important platform in our democracies because it acts as a watchdog informs comments and scrutinises and gives access to individuals and groups to have a public debate For various reasons traditional mass media are likely to continue to dominate the political discourse and as a society we wish newspapers to keep their special role in this Newspapers as carriers of content have had to yield various functions in the past century to radio and television services and now there are other categories of information that might migrate this time to the net The printed paper risks losing revenue generators such as classified and personnel ads and thus runs the risk of becoming less profitable Unexpected competitors such as search engines and free homepage services as well as the online directory services of television stations now fight in the same arena for the users attention and the limited advertising money available New services such as interactive features guides to information sources and community building are new to newspapers as is the continuous production cycle that the Internet requires The information that seems to be given away so abundantly on the Internet is largely free Throughout the interactive process we are also able to influence the information on offer or create our individualised version However is the information on offer as free as it seems Users buy information with their attention and data about their preferences and interests They are rewarded by membership of a club and free individualised information Marketeers and publishers are working side by side in this field A resulting reason for concern could be the changing financing models for the media A
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