Journalism and Different forms of Journalism

Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already. People who write journalism are called “journalists.” They might work at newspapers, magazines, and websites or for TV or radio stations.

The most important characteristic shared by good journalists is curiosity. Good journalists love to read and want to find out as much as they can about the world around them.

Different forms of Journalism

Journalism comes in several different forms

I. News
  • Breaking news: Telling about an event as it happens.
  • Feature stories: A detailed look at something interesting that’s not breaking news.
  • Enterprise or Investigative stories: Stories that uncover information that few people knew.
II. Opinion
  • Editorials: Unsigned articles that express a publication’s opinion.
  • Columns: Signed articles that express the writer’s reporting and his conclusions.
  • Reviews: Such as concert, restaurant or movie reviews.

After the evolution of the internet, Online journalism has become popular, The different forms of Online journalism are:

  • Blogs: The Online diaries kept by individuals or small groups.
  • Discussion boards: Forums, and question and answer webpages where anyone can participate.
  • Wikis: Articles that any reader can add to or change.

The best journalism is easy to read, brings you fact and just sounds like a nice, smart person telling you something interesting.