Using the written word is not that "easy". Even seeing first hand what my twelve year old is learning and working toward in Language Arts reminds me of the journey and effort it takes to write and communicate well. And the "rules of the road" when it comes to the English language go back to Latin. All our thinking around the best way to write and communicate developed over hundreds and hundreds of years.
The internet started becoming another outlet for written communication in the mid 90's and the impact it had and is still having on the written form of communication (amongst many others) is profound. This "new" medium has literally changed how we think about what we write and how we write it. It has given us countless choices and options and changed the face of journalism.
By definition journalism is a literary style that aims to provide a service to the public by providing new information and analysis. And journalistic mediums range from print and broadcast to the web and mobile platforms.