Social Media News

6 May

Social Media has taken a front-seat on the news-mobile. The slow death of printed news sources has been replaced by the fast rise of social media to take its place. As with all change there is good and bad which can happen.

Social media has provided an outlet that is considerably more timely than printed news without the inconvenience of audio that comes with televised news.

The downside of this system is that the trust which we all put into the editorial process of print papers is largely missing from social media. Whether its because of the lack of financial structures for the system or the rise of citizen journalism, there is a large margin of error when it comes to news via social media.

Some older news sources exist in symbiosis with social media, NPR is a good example. But many have allowed themselves to simply become obsolete and remind us of the saying, “video killed the radio star.”

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