Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 224

Full Length Research Paper

The changing nature of “News Reporting, Story Development and Editing”

Ghadeer Al Najar
  • Ghadeer Al Najar
  • Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Technical Education, Salalah College of Technology, Oman.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 18 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 17 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


With advancements in technology in this age of globalization and digital media, the nature of News Reporting, Story Development and Editing across the United States have been constantly evolving. Through a systematic secondary research, the current research would examine various factors which led to the evolutionary journey of News Reporting, when there was simply a man behind a desk delivering news to the age of journalism and reporting with the help of robots. This journey has been truly inspiring and has developed a relationship with the target audience in terms of expecting something new each time they see various podcasts and live reporting from journalists across the globe. The results depict similar advancements in the niche area of Story Development as we have entered the age of digital storytelling. This includes various skillsets such as research, resource-selection, script-writing, voice-overs, technical skill development, collaboration, creative expression and presentation, all of which would be discussed in detail. Similar advancements were observed in the journey of document editing as well as film-making and editing procedures from the traditional years to the digital age.


Key words: News Reporting, Story Development, Story-telling, Editing.