DGST 101: Intro to Digital Studies

DGST 101: Methodology Module (1/4) Digital Journalism Introduction

What Is Digital Journalism?

For my Digital Studies Methodology Project, I chose to investigate digital journalism. According to Student World Online, while digital journalism as a term has no concise definition, the term is “widely recognized” as being “any form of journalist content that is posted on the internet.” (Student World Online) While such a definition is not in any way false, digital journalism refers not only to the means in which content is posted but also, the way in which content is formatted and presented to most effectively reach modern audiences.

Categories of Digital Journalism

Digital journalism is not limited only to articles and content that appear online, but also, according to BBC Labs, includes the content categories of vertical video, horizontal stories, long-form “scrollytelling,” (a cute pun) listicles, data visualization, live blogs, and more. (BBC Labs) In this project, I sought to investigate not only the definition and examples of digital journalism but also, the factors that separate quality digital journalism from quality print journalism.

Just like I did with my Culture Module project, I have divided this project into a series of posts, all of which are linked below, as well as on the homepage of my domain. Thank you for reading!

The Importance of Digital Journalism (2/4)

Down the Rabbit Hole of Digital Journalism (3/4)

Digital Journalism and My Digital Identity (4/4)

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