Journalism’s New Face

January 20, 2011

A friend and I were talking the other day about how journalism is changing. Soon we will have nothing to start campfires with because newspapers will all have gone digital. News is faster. In fact, some people I know use social media sites, like twitter, to learn what is happening in the world at any given moment. Who won your favorite reality TV show? Was that really just an earthquake in California? What is happening regarding the riots in Tunisia? What about the flooding in Australia?

Someone will have posted about the most newsworthy (and sometimes not so newsworthy) issue the moment it happens.

And after a disaster strikes, people will get online to see current updates, plan relief efforts, look for survival tips, connect with loved ones, and search for hope.

What efforts are we as a Christian community making to show up in the middle of the communication hub and provide people with the information, help, tips, and hope they need?  How are we present to show the graciousness of Jesus for both real, felt and spiritual needs?

Sure, not everyone can do everything. But let’s never forget the intentionality we should have in ministry, especially online ministry.

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One Response to “Journalism’s New Face”


  1. You are so right about the need of Christians on the internet. We have to provide a place of refuge for those who are truly seeking a good change in their life. We can make a difference !!


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