Application Assignment 3: The influence of technology on journalism and news med
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Application Assignment 3:
The influence of technology on journalism and news media
Watch the entire segment discussing challenges to journalism from the show **Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Journalism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Answer the questions below and submit your response on Carmen via Dropbox. Please submit a Word or PDF document, use 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-space your submission. The content of your response should be between two to three double-spaced pages. Title pages and other formalities are not necessary. Double-check your submission to make sure you uploaded the correct file on time.
Consider labeling your responses so it is clear that you addressed all parts of the question.
1) Please describe two examples (1a/1b) documented in the segment regarding how advances in digital technology have created challenges for journalists and news organizations.
2) News organizations feel pressure to produce content (e.g., stories about puppies) that people will want to consume in order to make profits. 2a) How does this pressure relate to the uses and gratifications perspective of media that we have covered extensively in class? 2b) How have advances in digital technology exacerbated this problem?
3) In my lecture I talked about how advances in technology have led us in society to value the immediacy of information. Please read the following article for further information on the topic: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inside-out-outside-in/201806/the-immediacy-digital-media-better-or-worse
Please reflect on your own media habits. 3a) Please explain the degree to which you feel pressure to essentially value the immediacy of information by constantly being connecting to other people and information sources. 3b) Please explain how you deal with or minimize the potential risks of being constantly connected to other people and information sources.
** The video segment contains adult humor. If you are not comfortable with this please contact Dr. DeAndrea for an alternative assignment.