I feel bad for anyone wanting to be a journalist. There seems to be a lot of pressure for people who want to report on news to also become technologists, programmers, social media experts, videographers, documentarians, artists, ethicists, and savvy businessmen.
There’s going to be a handful of people who can play all those roles seamlessly, and then 7.8 billion apps and online tools to fake the rest.
I just simply can’t agree that to be on the forefront of journalism and media, you absolutely must tweet and tumble and maintain a strong social media following. It takes a lot of time and energy, and quite frankly, as self-loathing as I know some journalists to be, I know most of them also want a life. Also, if the content is good, people will find it.