Our world is ever-changing. What was news yesterday is not news today. Whether or not we realize it, as a society, we have all become documentarians through the mediums made accessible to us today. With every tweet, Instagram upload and Facebook post we deliver, news can be broken around the world in mere seconds. Although the ways of print communications have become somewhat obsolete, the world wide wed has brought us together as a “Global Village”. No matter the generation of the consumer, we all rely upon the media to deliver the news to us; whether we are looking for it or not. With such a rapid change in technology today, we are better to embrace in the changes rather than try to avoid it and deny that we as a society have become consumed by advertisements and commercialism. Whether the news is delivered to you through newspapers, television, radio, social media or the old ways of person-to-person contact, you truly cannot escape the media.
That being said, the opportunity for journalists is forever growing. Those who think about the future of journalism can see that it as an industry that, with always having news to be broken, will continue to advance. Although the industry can not always be a profitable one, the reward comes in the public value. People now more than ever are spending a great portion of their day consuming the information made available to them everywhere they go, which is creating a great opportunity for journalists. If you are able to tell a good story, people are going to want to listen.