Hard news is no news: the changing shape of news in the 21st century

Uko, Ndaeyo (2002) Hard news is no news: the changing shape of news in the 21st century. In: Communiction: reconstructed for the 21st century. pp. 1-6. From: ANZCA 2002: Australia and New Zealand Communications Annual Conference, 10-12 July 2002, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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The modern newspaper has relied on technology for the shape of the news it publishes. From the days of the telegraph to the emergence of the news on television, technology has dictated the structure, shape and, to a large extent, the content of news. The telegraph consorting with indolent sub editors gave birth to the inverted pyramid. Then came the "new journalism" powered by the emergence of radio and television. Newspapers attempted to offer more sounds, sights, meaning and context. However, the arrival of the computer and the internet in the newsroom had little impact on the form and shape of news in Australia and New Zealand in the 21st CentW)'. This paper will argue that the days of the inverted pyramid are over and that all news? hard or soft? will have to be featurise, to meet 21st century expectations. It will challenge journalism schools and press organizations to change the way they view, teach and present the news.

Item ID: 14680
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: communication; journalism education; journalistic practice
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 03:48
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