October  2018 46
The Impact of New Media on Journalism
作者 約翰.帕夫利克、李少南
Author John PAVLIK, Paul S. N. LEE
Abstract Pavlik considers that one of the most important changes in journalism has been the emergence of social media. The digital public sphere brings the promise of increased public engagement in matters of public importance, but also threats to privacy, a haven for hate groups, and the diffusion of fake news. Government officials or political leaders have also sought to censor speech in the cyberspace.

To him, data-driven journalism makes possible reporting on trends based on actual data, putting specific examples into broader context. Citizen reporting can be valuable. Sometimes citizens have captured video which has proven vital in helping determine the truth about encounters which sometimes have ended in violence or even death. Research to date suggests fake news items are widely circulated especially if they spread conservative political extreme views. But research also shows impact on voter views is limited though it could affect the undecided.

To survive and thrive, Pavlik advises news media to (1) innovate, (2) maintain the highest standards of ethics and the pursuit of truth, and (3) stay committed to serving and engaging the public. His advices to journalism educators are: (1) teach students the foundational value of ethics, truth, diversity and freedom of expression, (2) teach the core methods of creating excellence in journalism, and (3) teach students to be innovative leaders who can help journalism grow. At the end of the interview, he points out digital divide, intrusion of privacy, and freedom of the press are problems faced by news media today.



Citation of this article:

Pavlik, J., & Lee, S. N. Paul (2018). The impact of new media on journalism. Communication & Society, 46, 1–13.
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