Since the introduction of the internet and the changes it has made to journalism and media, there has been discussions surrounding the difference in traditional journalism and “citizen journalism”, with many professionals in the field criticizing any form of journalism that does not fit in with the legacy media fields of print, radio and television. For new journalism students, the criticism that their particular field of interest is not a viable career choice can be worrying.
“I definitely feel a bit safer going into sports journalism than if I was going into another area.” said Ryan Geer, 22, who is hoping to follow a career into sports broadcasting and reporting. Sports journalism falls into the category of traditional journalism, and with Australia’s intense sporting culture, there will always be a need for this branch of reporting. (more…)