Traditional vs New Media News

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Traditional vs New Media News

Now a days people are more involved in celebrity news and gossip than other topic of discussion.

Now a days people are more involved in celebrity news and gossip than other topic of discussion.

Malieka Khan

Now a days people are more involved in celebrity news and gossip than other topic of discussion.

Malieka Khan

Malieka Khan

Now a days people are more involved in celebrity news and gossip than other topic of discussion.

Malieka Khan, Photojournalist

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News, this year, has evolved into a completely different subject than years ago. A typical news cast shifts from weather reports, disease outbreaks, economic crisis to celebrity pregnancies, television show reviews, and the latest fads out in the world. How did this evolution occur in the first place, and is it a helpful and innovative change or a useless and unnecessary exposure to simple gossip and bait for people to watch?

Time Magazine created several articles in the year 2008 that ranged from religion stories to book reviews to scientific discoveries. A majority of articles had been skewed in variety not only on the topics of discussion but on the evidence and support for said topics. Meanwhile in 2017, websites like Buzzfeed have not only been on such a viral rise but they have forever changed the influence of news media forever. With their easy to click titles and interesting celebrity news, slowly by slowly other news outlets have been pushed aside. Articles revolving around viral hits, gossip, and the latest trends  have began to skyrocket leaving “traditional” media behind in the process.

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As a reaction to this, people are now consuming less and less of the old news that they used to and have themselves altered their perception of these subjects. The idea of old news was in fact interesting to those who watched it, but now after new quicker media has replaced it the old news of what was truly going on in the world has become boring in a sense. Since the people have now moved away from these topics, it is only natural that media will continue to as well as a result of their numbers.

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