SHOOT: I am an example of the sort of person that has been enabled through the internet and social media to commit acts of journalism. I'm not a qualified journalist [although some corporate stooges have repeatedly asked if I was on numerous occasions] but each success leads to more publications interested in my work - the quality speaks for itself, as it should. But make no mistake, the journalists out there are trying to fight for their turf - not by producing better work or working harder, but by doing everything else. Gossiping, playing corporate clique shennanigans, brown-nosing, sabotaging. Those schemes may work in the short run but in the long run the hungriest, the most practical, the most adaptable, the smartest and the best will rule the media roost. Because the media is starting to be everyone belonging to everyone but we can still agree whose voices count for something.
Citizen journalism: What was seen as an annoying idea and something to be looked down on by traditional media is coming of age - big time.
Blogging: You're not blogging?
Increase in sensationalist journalism:
Less tolerance of mediocre content:
Electronic versus paper:
Economics and the media: