THE NEWS MEDIA INDUSTRY - Current status and trends.

The news media are those elements of the mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a target public. These include print media (newspapers, newsmagazines), broadcast news (radio and television), and more recently the Internet (online newspapers, news blogs, etc.).

To fully understand the significance of the change that the Internet is bringing to News Journalism causes us to take a longer view of modern news media history. In doing so, we find that the formation of new countries and World Wars have not done much to change the industry, but technical changes in the Distribution of news has fundamentally changed news journalism. First a mechanical advance, then electronic, and now digital. Milestones that forced fundamental changes to the news industry include: the invention of the printing press; the telegraph; the Radio; Broadcast Television; Cable Television; The public Internet & Internet connected devices.