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As newspapers turns into e-papers, magazines into blogs, facebook takes over columns in daily newspapers, we welcome you to the world of digital journalism. Speed, mass coverage and accessibility are the new mantra of journalism. Digital journalism in today’s world appears to be limitless, containing all news pieces, updates, articles, debates on any public forum. Its accessibility is depicted as one can edit the piece as per the requirement. Less flaws leads to better communication.

Gradually with the decline of print media (due to the same old pattern they have been carrying for decades), digital media has come out with a boom and has taken over the media in the past few decades. Digitalization of various institutions and workplace has also been a crucial factor in its success. Its requirement of minimal investment and production has also worked in its favor. 

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 The modern demands of today’s readers are well catered by the swiftness and new communicative forms of digital media. One of the most unique features of this type of journalism is that it includes every individual’s contribution and hence, is not confined to a specific section of the society. More participation generates more awareness.

To sum it up, we are the e-generation and hence the ‘e’ version of journalism. It’s a great time for journalism right now but better are coming our way soon, yet again, thanks to the digital media.


Pratim Kumar
2/28/2013 05:11:24 pm

It's true that e-news is the best, quick and environment friendly way to provide quick information to the people who has the internet facility. Till 2011, in India, only 10% of the population has the accessibility of internet facility. For them, printed version newspapers are the only hope. The other thing i wants to mention which is degrading due to e-services is the habit of reading. I'm considering here e-books, e-journals and e-magazines, which generally comes in PDF format. Many magazines covers the details of any recent activities in details covering 5 to 6 pages, e-journals offers articles which are of 10 to 30 pages long and e-books which has countless pages to read. If we wish to study such materials in our electronic devices it's always hard to grab the essence of that articles what author wants to say. So for quick update e-services are best but for detail analysis and indepth knowledge we have to rely on the printed version.


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