Recently, we have spoken a lot about blogging in class. When we were looking through the various blogs, we discussed how a blogger must be constantly updating his or her blog. At least every hour, he or she must post something new. I was just on the New York Times website when I noticed that certain articles were posted a mere minute ago. It made me think of the life of a blogger who must constantly be updating and posting new blogs.
This is another interesting new development for the modern day journalist. Instead of taking the time to write a well written story for the upcoming paper, even though there are always deadlines to meet, journalists now have to be the first ones to launch a new story and not only for tomorrow's newspaper, but for the right now online news. This means that there is whole new element of pressure for journalists to really be the first ones to cover a story.
This makes me wonder, because these journalists are in such a rush to publish their breaking news stories, is the quality of writing and journalism at a lower caliber now?