MOVING FROM THE 20TH CENTURY TRADITIONAL PARADIGM
TO THE NEW PARADIGM
Under the traditional paradigm of news reporting, journalists should:
1. Seek external discoverable truth or, if there is no clear single truth, present two opposing
sides of the story;
2. Use sources with recognized expertise or authority;
3. Present that material objectively;
4. For consumption by a general mass audience;
5. Through one-way communication.
The new paradigm of journalism, in contrast, looks like this:
1. Notice issue and events;
2. Use own reporting as well as open sourcing;
3. Filter that through journalistic perspective;
4. For consumption by targeted audiences;
5. Who then provide feedback.