Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blog 3

Journalism is the social work and work-craft, and profession  of reporting on the events, facts, and people that are the "news of the day," such that a society is "informed," to some degree. The medium varies, depending on the output format, but gathering, processing, and "dissemination", of news, and information related to news, goes to an audience. The word applies to the method of inquiring for news, the literary style which is used to disseminate it, and the activity  of journalism.
The media that journalism uses vary diversely and include: content published via newspapers and magazines, television and radio, and their digital media versions — news websites and applications.
In modern society, the news media is the chief supplier of information and opinion about public affairs. Journalism, however, is not always confined to the news media or to news itself, as journalistic communication may find its way into broader forms of expression, including literature and cinema. In some nations, the news media is controlled by government intervention, and is not a fully independent body.

In a democratic society, however, access to free information plays a central role in creating a system of checks and balance, and in distributing power equally amongst governments, businesses, individuals, and other social entities. Access to information about internet users gathered by independent media sources can be used to personalize users experience by what we call the "gate keeper" which are algorithms made by each company. They base these algorithms off of what you click on, share, your gender, age, location, and other demographics. These algorithms make so that we can only see things that we like or what we may be interested in. This may be a problem becasue what these algorithms do is basically putting us in our own little personalized bubble where we see only what companies think we want to see. In order to properly function as a democracy the citizens need to be able to share eachothers interests, build off of each other, and grow.

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