Modern news media is faced with pressure of globalization, commerce, bias and security breaches. There are many portals of the news media that shape public opinion. However, the news outlets are owned by corporate companies. This causes the people to wonder about the veracity of the information that is showcased. There has been a significant gap between public opinion and the presentation of the news. This had led to the developments of some people presenting all information causing security issues for the individual nations. In an effort to combat this issue, the governments have issued several legislations to control the content of the news. Media has converged and increased presence in the recent times. Nevertheless, there is a severe lack of trust by the people towards the news that has been presented owing to these issues.
Journalism is the activity of assimilating, analyzing, creating and presenting news. It is considered to be an integral element of a democratic society. It incorporates different ideologies and views of the people. A journalist is a person who follows a systematic procedure to incorporate news and present it to the public. There are different genres of journalism, and the journalists use different media to elucidate news or opinion pieces based on events. The audience reception is an interesting aspect of this news and mass media (Allen, 1999). There is a strong relationship that exists between public opinion and journalism. The presentation of the news has an impact on the audience. This leads to debate as to how the opinions are formed.