News is a newly received noteworthy information. This is presented to the public by the journalist. The role of the journalists is to determine the noteworthy information that is useful and interesting to the public. It should not be subjective or biased based on the discretion of the journalists or the news outlets. Media convergence is the merging of print, television, internet and radio mass media. This is done with the use of portable and interactive technologies. Globalization has led to increasing convergence of the news and the media bias has also developed in various news outlets.
News media has always been an eclectic mix of serious news and entertainment. This dates back to the age old question of whether journalism is a profession or a business. The stress of the journalistic media and entertainment has become pronounced in the digital age. The advent of technology and the social media has reduced the gap that exists between news and entertainment. These news developments have eroded the seriousness of journalism and is now considered to be an entertainment media. Confidential information leak such as the leaks of Edward Snowden has caused the governments to look into the existing legislatures about the role of the press freedom. The Data retention bill was pass in 2015 to keep information of the customers for a period of two years. The current concerns of journalism also should factor in security reporting for the safety and the well-being of the people .
In the recent times, it has been found that people have started not to trust the mass media in its reporting. There is a wide gap that has been found to exist between the public opinion and the news presentation in the modern times.