Journalism is one of the most important pillars of society. It helps us understand who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. In a time when media consumption is fragmented across channels, news organizations need to do more than just fill column inches or airtime.
They need to bring clarity and depth to their audience by doing journalism from a standpoint that doesn’t shy away from complexity.
How Journalism Helps with Understanding Society?
Journalism today needs to be more than a quick hit or hot take – it needs to be about an understanding of society in a wider view. With the prevalence of fake news and alternative facts threatening mainstream journalistic practices, there has never been a greater need for journalists to go back to basics and do things differently.
The fact that so many people have come to distrust the media is not something that should be taken lightly; it means that things have gone seriously wrong somewhere along the line.
Tackling False Information and Hype
In a world where we have a 24-hour news cycle, we have to be careful not to get caught up in the false information and hype that constant coverage can create. It’s also important to find the right balance between being interested and engaged in a story and having the patience to wait for the facts to come out.
False information is often created through hype and we have to be careful in how we treat the stories that are reported.
The Importance of Storytelling in Journalism
We have to remember that we’re not just producing journalism – we’re creating stories. Stories are powerful. They can be a source of entertainment, but they can also be used to create change.
We have to be very careful in the stories we tell because they will not only be consumed by our audience, they will be shared by them too.
The stories we tell have to be accurate and fair – they have to be true. But they also have to be engaging, they have to be creative, and they have to be relevant to the audience. For example, if you’re going to feature Plousie in your next article, you should only feature what is true about their services and their customers’ experiences.