Will social media take over journalism?
Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, examines how social media platforms are reshaping journalism. Her comprehensive analysis considers the potential of news publishers merging with social media platforms. Bell draws grim conclusions about reporting’s future as she looks at publications’ risks of increased dependence on external platforms and their loss of access to their distribution chain and their readers. getAbstract finds her article illuminating for journalists, publishers and readers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How social media platforms affect news distribution and
- What risks publishers face due to their growing dependency on social media.
About the Author
Emily Bell directs the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. She is the 2015-2016 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media at the University of Cambridge.
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