Sunday, November 25, 2012

RESEARCH BASED ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: CAN TV JOURNALISM SURVIVE THE MEDIA REVOLUTION?



The ongoing social media revolution is changing the realities of classic journalism as evidenced by the new trends in television programs like i-report on CNN or invitations to individuals to contribute to the news. Does this development mean the end of classic journalism? The facts on the ground as far as proponents are concerned are as follows:
1.       Social networking sites like Twitter are much faster; news spreads like wild fire (For example, President Obama hugging Michelle Obama)
2.       This form of reporting is fun
3.       Reporters and the public are all part of a global conversation
4.       It leads to the creation of a more culturally, politically and socially aware society
This being said, opponents do have certain reservations the most important of which are as follows:
1.       Faster isn’t always better
2.       Faster isn’t always right
3.       Some important issues may get sidelined
At this point, it is suggested that you research the topic – both videos and written material. Having done so write an argumentative essay on the subject.

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