A lot of great journalists have lost their jobs in the past year. A lot of great newspapers have gone under in the past year. Despite what many might want you to believe, journalism is not dying. Google is not to blame. And there is a strong and vibrant outlook for journalism – it will probably just look a lot different.
I’m fortunate to have shared passions for journalism, public relations and technology. As time goes by, I see more and more of an intersection between these three areas. We’re now at a point where technology is going to be even more critical to connecting content producers with sources of information, as can be seen with the rapid growth in popularity of new communication platforms like Twitter.
Regardless of how many journalists find themselves out of work in traditional newspaper environments, there are many new business models out there that will support the continued need for professional journalists. Whether a newspaper, website, blog or tweetstream, few individuals are better suited than a professionally trained journalist to deliver the news. There will always be a need for journalists, no matter how much the medium changes.