Different Types of Journalism

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

So I was thinking recently about all the different types of journalism. There's television; there's radio; there's newspapers; there's online; there's photojournalism.

I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick overview of all the different kinds and some specifics for each.

Broadcast journalism includes all types of journalism in which the news that is being reported is being aired or shown in some way. This obviously includes television, radio, and even podcasts and Youtube newscasts. These all include the use of voice(sound) and/or appearance(visuals) to help enhance the news that is being shown.

Print journalism includes journalism that is only found in a form that you can read, but not watch. This obviously includes newspapers, magazines, and online text publications.

Photojournalism can be utilized by both print and broadcast. It focuses on images that help enhance the news story by displaying the emotions, color, reality.

Within each type of journalism, specifically television, newspapers, and radio, there are different levels: local, national/international. There are various overlaps between these categories, but typically local news stations (like KCCI) or local papers (The Des Moines Register) focus on news that cannot be found anywhere else.
National stations and papers (Fox News, USA Today) focus mostly on news that is important throughout the company, which many times also includes national news.

Nearly all types of journalism are now catering towards online as best they can in order to attract new readers or viewers. However there are still the specifically online publications such as blogs, Youtube videos, and podcasts.

Photo credit: creativecommons.org


April Sigmund March 1, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

This blog was really helpful in showing all of the different journalism careers that are available. There are a wide variety of options to fit any type of journalist's taste. Broadcasting for those who like being in front of the camera, while something like radio for those who don't.

Jeremy Dubois March 2, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

It is interesting to see how journalism is vast and how every jobs are different. My dream job is to be a sports announcer on T.V. I hope I will realize it.

Nicole Dillenburg March 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

This is good because it informs everyone about the different types of journalism. Not everyone knows the true definition or what potential careers go hand in hand with the different types of journalism. Yes, some may have an idea, but this is a good breakdown that clears things up.

sam james January 12, 2017 at 10:31 AM  

You start out your article about journalism with "So"? Not exactly a credible way to approach a journalistic effort on journalism! I hope never to see the day when an anchor throws a story to a field journalist, and they start their investigative piece with "So......" Up the standards a bit o.k.?

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