Journalism as a profession faces a variety of challenges from multiple sources today.

The business model that once served a thriving industry has had to make draconian cuts, with more people questioning the validity of the profession and not understanding the new business model of journalism.

Constantly evolving technology makes it easier for citizens to take up the mantle of “journalist” through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Mass access to information has caused a decline in readership, and  shrinking news departments.

Above The Fold explains the threats facing journalism today.

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