Transforming How Journalists Do
Part II of this book examines how new media are transforming the work of journalists. Digital tools for news gathering, communication, editing, and production have become increasingly portable, inexpensive, and powerful, giving journalists in the field the same capability as those in a hard-wired central newsroom. Combined, these tools give journalists increasingly effective techniques for finding diverse and reliable sources, checking facts, and meeting deadlines. They also make plagiarism increasingly simple and tempting and represent a serious threat to good old shoeleather reporting.
Chapter 3 reviews the new tools for news gathering, and chapter 4 provides a reporter's field guide to the Internet. Chapter 5 offers an examination of the ethical challenges presented by new media in the journalism of the twenty-first century.