We at Al DÍA believe in this: "Total Journalism"
There was a time when famous American writers coined a fancy title, “New Journalism,” to identify and differentiate the kind of craft they practiced.
“New Journalism” was one of the ways famous names such as Tom Wolfe got into this form of writing,which is no different from what we call today 'long form journalism.” They simply were long narratives that, because they were so engaging, sometimes were confused with fiction. Even a famous American book entitled “In cold blood”, authored by Truman Capote, was difficult to distinguish if it was literature or what was called then 'New Journalism.”
Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe, were simply representatives of a breed of writers who “doubled up” on top of being fiction writers, and became also reporters who worked at prestigious magazines and famous newspapers.
Their craft, nevertheless, was the same old written word.
In today’s world, the typewriter that they used is a relic for museums. It has been replaced by shining keyboards, smartphones, computers, to just name a few. In addition to this array of electronic devices, we also have video cameras, cameras to take photos and video that can fit in the palm of your hand, or even within the little corner of your “Google Glass” spectacles.
With such arsenal of tools, to disseminate content at rates never imagined before is super extraordinary. Today journalists are the luckiest of all.
They cannot only narrate through the written word, but also illustrate through high-resolution pictures and sharp videos full of sound and colors. This shows the way of the future and how far you can go telling the story.
The reader is the first beneficiary of this new narration, bolstered by technology.
Here at AL DÍA, we are the forefront of practicing what we called “Total Journalism,” not different from total soccer.
“Total Journalism” is the most exciting way of telling stories that exceeds the former capacity of both print and the all powerful broadcast media.
“Total journalism” is the new law of the land.
AL DÍA reporters are simply “reading the big writing on the wall,” and acting accordingly.