The study focused on one city, with six major storylines. A detailed chapter narrative is provided for each story. The aim is to understand the character of news in this city, and to determine how best to produce it. However, additional reports could help further understand the system. Stories included police shootings, state budget cuts, swine flu, a big international soccer game, and a mix of fires. The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
The landscape for producing and finding news has evolved over time, with the rise of specialty news websites and new media. Newspapers are now a minor part of the community, and newspapers are decreasing in circulation. Today, people gather more information on the internet. Regardless of the medium, local news is vital to our communities. The changing environment is making this more difficult for journalists and consumers. Nonetheless, the quality of the journalism in a community may be influenced by a variety of sources.
The way news is consumed and produced has also changed. In addition to traditional media outlets, many new media platforms have introduced innovative ways to produce and distribute news. Users can rate, comment, and share stories, which makes the entire process much cheaper than conventional news. Video journalists and backpack journalists have adapted to these new methods, and they are quickly replacing the traditional reporter-photographer news teams. These one-man bands can carry all the necessary tools for producing and sharing TV news.
The medium in which news is produced has undergone change. The role of newspapers in community news has shifted from a traditional newspaper to a new role for specialty news sites. In fact, the number of people gathering and producing news in traditional media has decreased by a staggering margin. Even more, newspapers have become obsolete and are no longer a major part of the community. A growing role for specialty news sites and new media is changing the face of journalism.
Digital media platforms have changed the way news is produced and consumed. In this medium, independent content creators are able to compete with mainstream news organizations. The difference between independent channels and those of the news organizations is important. For example, a YouTube channel that produces political content is more likely to mention conspiracy theories than one that covers national politics. In addition, the tone of independent news channels is more critical. These are often more popular than their mainstream counterparts.
Digital media have changed the way that news is consumed and produced. In 1980, Bantz, McCorkle, and Baade cited the portable video camera as a major contribution to the TV industry. The advent of portable video equipment, especially digital cameras, allowed journalists to gather and transmit information through the Internet, rather than just the traditional newspaper. They also helped make the production and distribution of news content more efficient. The proliferation of mobile devices has made it possible to produce high-quality videos.