Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses how traditional journalism is changing. This theory can be used to explain the connection between digital media and investigative journalism and how they both relate with their audience. This is illustrated in the diagram below (Gearing, 2012, p.61).
According to Pohle (2014), Digital technology has led to an increase in the number of platforms publishing investigative journalism. In developed and developing countries, there have been unprecedented increases in the number of online investigative publications that have been availed to the audience. Most incidences that are aired in these publications are usually picked up by local news website and mainstream media and consequently find their way to social media. One such case is one which happened in Jordan whereby detailed abuses of people with disability were brought to light. The king of Jordan himself had to intervene for the offenders to be brought to book.
. . .  . . . . . . . She goes on to say that its use has led to improvement on people being vocal even in countries where the government monitors information given to the people like in China, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Nigeria. In this countries’ investigative journalist are hindered in their work since giving out sensitive information like corruption, human rights, energy, environment, and health could lead to the journalist being fired or victimized. Worse still, they could be expelled from the media industry (Pohle 2014). . It should, however, be noted that this does not mean that the government does not put censorship on the digital material since these countries still have restrictions on their digital information.
. . .  . . . . . . . Digital journalism has given investigative journalism an edge, especially in countries that do not allow freedom of information like Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and morocco. Due to lack of proper laws governing empowerment of investigative journalism, the people of such nations usually air their grievances through social media platforms. This is because investigative journalism in these countries is hindered by the activities of the government (Pohle 2014).