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Globalization has taken the world by storm. As it becomes easier to communicate ideas at any given point through technological advances, the term 'journalist' and the occupation 'journalism' has been redefined by pop culture. In this new day, everybody is given a voice, and considers themselves "journalists." However, to be a journalist today, it is essential to adapt to the new format that journalism takes. In Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age by George Brock, these concerns are addressed in a clear and informative way. A world-renowned journalist and editor himself, Brock provides meaningful advice for everyone interested in printed and online media.
We live in a day where newspapers are losing their role in society. Because technology, applications, and social media have made information more accessible, the role of journalism has been turned upside down, causing every aspiring journalist to adapt to these new ways. In George Brock's book, he gives practical ideas to continue meaningful journalism in the midst of rapid transformation of the news networks worldwide. As a journalist myself, I was grateful to read a book like this because it was easy to understand, concise, and sensible. Most of all, he did not condemn technology as a bad thing, as I have seen too many times, but rather praised the role of technology in challenging journalists in adapting to the new times. If you are an aspiring journalist, I recommend you to pick up this fantastic read. You won't be disappointed.