Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
The demise of Hard News and the need for a revival of good old storytelling
As a staff member of my University’s Newspaper, I have come to the conclusion that typical, straight news articles should no longer exist. Especially in a young adult environment, straight forward articles with no personality or something to grab you, are not something people reach for and that is heavily affecting people’s knowledge about the world around them. Basically what I’m saying is that so many more students COULD be reading our publication but we don’t give them a reason to. I love print journalism and I think more people should too.
This article could almost be a letter to newspapers, and remind journalists that they are telling a story, and not listing off facts. All of the most popular publications, such as Vice, talk about hard hitting news but through a fascinating and unique perspective. I think this also affects the quality of journalists we have as a society– as time progresses, journalists are taught simply to meet deadlines and get the news out there; which is important for television news because of it’s immediacy. That extra night or so should be taken to their advantage– make print journalism popular again and give people a reason to read.