In the millennial era, people are familiar with various media offerings, and even humans at all times “mingle” with the media in their hands. The media at this time is also interactive where the media open up opportunities to be able to interact with the public. The phenomenon that arises from the space of interaction between the media and the public is that the public does not hesitate to cast criticism on the media if it is deemed to be less “credible”.
What is meant by multimedia Journalism? Multi means any, or more than double or multiply. Media means communication tools such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, posters, and banners. So it can be concluded that multimedia means: a computer-based multifunctional tool or facility used to distribute information in the form of sound, animation, video, and traditional media, text, graphics, and images.
Multimedia is divided into two namely: Linear and Non-Linear. Linear means the content is active without control of any navigation to the audience. Non-Linear: content offers interactivity with users or viewers to take part in controlling content or information in the media.
While journalism is the work of gathering, writing, editing, and publishing news in newspapers and so on.
So what is Multimedia Journalism?
It is a contemporary journalism practice in the dissemination of news content using either two or more media formats via the internet. This is closely related to the convergence of media communication technology, news business integration, and news management editorial strategies.
There are two ways to formulate multimedia in journalism, namely: First: the presentation of a news package on a website that uses two or more media formats and there are interactive or hypertextual elements (Journalism Online). For example, a study of news on the Web, in addition to being readable, users can also click to listen to the news or can also watch existing videos.
Second: Presentation of the same news package is sent through different media. For example other than through print media, it can also be sent via, blogs, cellphones, SMS, E-mail, Radio, TV and so on.
Online journalism can also be called digital journalism which is a form of contemporary journalism in which the dissemination process is via the internet. News content in this feature presents the latest things such as text, audio, video and which contain other interactive elements that are shared through other digital media.
Impact of online journalism for readers: users or readers can interact directly like users can comment on articles, videos and so on.
Several people access news or information online via their cellphones or devices. This has become a “stimulation” for content owners to increasingly compete in creating content that is increasingly attracting the attention of the public that is packed not only in text but also in audio and video.
Future of Journalism
The journalism revolution had a huge impact on the millennial era. There will be times when reporters no longer look for news, write fast because they are chasing deadlines. Journalists of the future also not only cover the news but can harvest and analyze data.
This is because there is a change in the news model, where everyone wants to make and consume news. That the importance of a news value is determined by the public, not from the news agency. News dissemination and news accuracy and responsiveness need to be owned by a journalist.
From social media, the news seems to be scattered just like that and from anywhere, journalists just choose to explore a piece of news that is being hit. News sources can also be accessed from various social media and other social video sharing sites like YouTube (YouTube abonnenten kaufen) and then made comparisons and news filters from other media. Journalists have also demanded to multitask in facing the news.
Citizen journalism action in recording or writing (caption) of a news story and then released, has now become a phenomenon that attracts the attention of the press. So future journalists are journalists who will not go back to the field to cover the news but the news that will come to them through social media that is released by citizen journalism.