An Opportunity for more players to enter into the field of digital journalism
News websites are the waves of future journalism, and readers are increasingly surfing these waves. When it comes to getting their news, more people would rather read it online than in a newspaper. As one looks at the formatting of both mediums, it is easy to see the reason for this move.
In a newspaper, articles are written in long chunks of grey text. This means readers often have to wade through a lot of material that they care little or nothing about to get to the information they need. However, online medium features shorter articles with colorful pictures which make it easy for online readers to scan for the information they need. Users don’t have to spend a lot of time flipping through pages to get to what they want. News stories often include summaries and are sorted by category. To see more of a story, all you need t do is to click a button.
Also, online readers don’t have to worry about missing a news item that’s important as they can often subscribe to have articles on any given topic delivered daily by email. With online news, the resident can easily be more involved in events that are happening in their community.
The shift of readers’ interest from newspaper to online news has forced many news agencies to follow the trend of having a news website besides their regular paper publication. But those to benefit most are the new players in the field of Digital Journalism.
Since the costs of online desktop publishing are relatively low in consideration to those of print, many news media today operate solely online, without paper publication. One of such media is Kwt Today, a digital media company that was launched in 2014 and has been running exclusively online. It uses its blog alongside social media to offer views on trending topics in Kuwait and around the world.
All over the world, there is now a countless number of digital news media operating solely online with still enough room for new players to join the sector. Today, this can be seen as an opportunity for individuals with the long-awaited dream of making an impact in the field of journalism to act.
As it is evident, there are plenty of benefits to online news. Not only it is easier to read and you can select and subscribe to the topics you are interested in, but you can also read at your convenience. This means that you don’t have to be up for the news at 08:00 am. You can scroll through, go back and search articles which you wish. The possibilities are endless.