“The Internet is really still in its infancy, and according to USC’s Koci Hernandez, that means journalists still have time to help mold it as a storytelling platform,” said Debora Wegner from Advancing the Story. Hernandez encourages young journalists to visit websites in which digital and multimedia masterpieces were created like The Verge. Since the Internet is still a baby, this is the prime time for journalists to be creative and create their own style of online journalism. The knowledge of technology and the basic skills of journalistic writing will help journalists strive on the web.
It is interesting to think about how young the Internet actually is. Although it has been around for most of this generations life, it is still a resource that people are getting used to. Since it is so new, a style of writing has not really been developed for the web yet. This is the time for current and future journalists to show their individuality and express who they are. The way that the Internet tells a story is not specified, so tell your story in your own way.
This post was interesting because it provided a truth that many look over. The Internet is still molding and it was useful to read a post that reminded me of that. Web journalism can be a great tool for storytelling and the creativity and uniqueness that is combined with it makes it unlike any other source of journalism.
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