“The gatekeepers of news have lost their keys”
“Bypassing the gatekeepers”
“Gatekeepers have lost their value”
“The gates have been blown away”
“The end of the gatekeeper”
Going off headlines alone, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the field of journalism had all but died out. The headlines paint a pretty bleak picture. The increased freedom of information online has drastically changed the media landscape and, intern, journalism forever… but I seriously doubt that we are heading for an all out extinction!
Politicians have long been trying (and failing) for years to bypass the gatekeepers of the news. But now, luckily for them, the technology has finally caught up! Politicians from both sides have jumped at the opportunity to detour around the journalists to get out the information that they want. No longer are they slaves to have journalists decided to ask and report. Has social media become the ultimate…
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