Future of Journalism, Multimedia

Traditional Craft Is Important Foundation for Multimedia Journalism


The way we consume our news continues to shift from print to online publications.  As a result of this decline in newspaper circulation, more than 10,000 journalism jobs were lost last year.  This radical change leaves many questioning what the future holds for journalists.  Many professionals in the field believe that fundamentals of traditional journalism are just as important as ever to build the foundation for effective multimedia journalism.

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Future of Journalism

Welcome to ModernJournalist.com!

This site has two main purposes. Immediately, to create a space for students in Point Loma Nazarene University’s Multimedia Journalism course to discuss the future of journalism, to highlight the good work others are doing in online storytelling, and to develop practical skills.

The second goal is to grow ModernJournalist.com as a resource for journalists to learn about industry trends, new tools, and online storytelling techniques.

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

There’s no question about it. Journalism is changing, and it’s changing fast. This leaves journalists little choice: “start swimmin'” or “sink like a stone.” If you feel like you’re treading water, I hope you’ll find ModernJournalist.com can be a comforting pair of water wings.

If there are particular areas you would like to learn more about, your comments are more than welcome.