:red_cross: 1. The advent of cable TV.
Beginning of a 24-hour news cycle. Steady decline of newspapers readership levels (though not a decline in newspaper profitability). Creation: easier, faster, bigger space for larger range of news stories, journalists/ staff don’t have a 9-5 job anymore. Redefinition of news worthiness; change in journalistic writing; emergence of new genres. Distribution: reach wider audience.
:red_cross: 2. The introduction of advanced communication technologies.
Satellites, internet, desktop publishing. Computers, which were rarely used in the newsroom of the 1970s. Creation: Journalists are more mobile, since they can create news articles from anywhere. Distribution: Reach larger audience from around the world. Also anyone is able to distribute fake news on the internet.
:red_cross: 3. The demise of family-owned news organizations.
Emergence of chain papers and multimedia production companies. Creation: Family-owned orgs are more community orientated and concentrates on the audience’s needs for newsworthy topics. More ethical. Distribution: small-scale, not the reach that conglomerated have.
:red_cross: 4. The rise of conglomerate media giants that use synergistic production & distribution strategies.
Creation: Large scale, creating content for the sake of content. Less perspective. Distribution: Large scale, PROFIT
:red_cross: 5. Related destruction of legendary divisions between managerial and editorial operations
:red_cross: 6. The birth of new forms and formats.
TV news magazines, dramatized news footage, product driven news selection. Creation: Better chance at eyewitness footage being sent in; multi-tasking of mediums and forms. Have to have visuals as people don’t just want to read an article.
Distribution: multi-tasking of mediums and forms. Reach new audience or market.
:red_cross: 7. The deregulation of media markets
Specifically of restrictions on ownership of multiple media outlets in the same city. Creation: More open field for journalists for getting info, less restrictions. More ownership leading to fewer perspectives and insights. Distribution: Unethical ways of distribution
:red_cross: 8. A crisis of legitimacy for journalists
Who often complain that new conditions of production undermine their capacity to meet their own standards. Creation: Have to gather even more facts and evidence for readers not to be skeptical. :