Need an research paper on positive phenomenon of news on the internet. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. The history of news reporting is replete with the introduction of newer technologies that have helped expand existing modes of communication and revolutionized the means through which individuals gather and respond to information. The previous century, on its own, was witness to several of these technological revolutions and innovations, moving from telegraphic communication to news radio, and programmatic news television to the instant connectivity and reach of the Internet. Of course, with each step in this process of technological progress, questions were raised about the salience and impact of newer sources of information dissemination. The same remains true for the current revolution in news reporting that the Internet has brought about, and the purpose of this essay is to study the effects of the same and to argue that the internet has indeed been a positive development in the field.
The most obvious impact the Internet has had on news reporting is that of expediting the process between the occurrence of an incident and the time it takes to inform the general public. Indeed, “[j]ournalists in this medium have the unique ability to publish news events as they happen” (De Wolk, 2001, p. 175). However, what truly aids this process is the convenience with which news can both be accessed and updated.
For instance, major newspapers enjoy readerships in the millions, while television news carries the import of visual and aural aids, which heighten the experience of receiving news. However, it is difficult for either of these mediums to provide constant updations of changing situations. while televised news can still respond to new events on the ground, newspapers must wait till the following day to notify their readers. Internet reporting does not suffer from any of these constraints: as and when news breaks, journalists can use the medium to update remote .update remote readers and even use the visual and aural aids like televised news.