There is a social responsibility of the news media to deliver correct information to the public. What is the responsibility of information that may shape the view of a people’s political opinions? Journalism has changed because of electronic media and their convergence transformed the ways news consumed. Information media has a social responsibility to society to cover the news with unprejudiced and honesty to the public that it serves. The public relies on TV, radio, newspapers and internet to receive the news that happing in their city or state and for entertainment. “As chronicles of daily life, newspapers both inform and entertain” Katz (1991). The role of news media is to report, current news in a way that the writer’s personal opinion will not affect the reader’s opinion, but they can understand it also giving detailed coverage of what is reported.
The information that is being covered should be accurate and true, but bring on conversation or debates. Electronic media has improved the ability to cover and deliver the news faster and efficient way. The print of news on newspaper is becoming a thing of the pass, because the internet is more effective and allows faster communication with less material. Convergence has transformed media and makes information more accessible to be found and crossed reference from the internet resources. The power of electronic new also the readers’ to and consume new from all over and not just local news. On Saturday 27th 2007 there was a hurricane sandy threaten NY city, “New York: As Hurricane Sandy Nears, Subway and Bus Service Suspended After 7PM Sunday” ,Lhota (2012)
Jon Katz, Weird (1994) Bedfordsmartins.com
Newspaper, Chapter (7), pg 221
Jay Lhota, (2012) New York news, pg 1