Mobile News Gathering is Changing Journalism

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Since the rise of portable devices with Apple and other technology companies like Samsung and Google, our new reading habits have become more and more focused on reading on phones, tablets and other tech.

This drives a need for not only compatibility in the sites that our content is displayed on but also for the news to be published quickly, accurately and in a style that is easily readable. 

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Consumption of News Through Platforms

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Technology has shaped journalism and our consumption of it massively over the past decade; with the rise of social media. the increase in available technology and the process of news derision.

Technology has vastly improved in the last 10 years – the iPhone was about to be released – a touch screen sleek phone with internet capabilities and a user-friendly interface.  This technology had been done before but with limited success and it was all about to change with a phone that could support and was built purely for what it wanted to achieve. 

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Fake News Influence on Social Media

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Fake news on social media can be a huge influence on the political opinions and landscapes of countries, the right word in the right place can influence huge groups of people resulting in landslide amount of voters in one direction. 

Journalists, the companies they work for and political parties commonly isolate parts of political speeches and policies for clickbait and to drive attention to issues, be it through genuine quotes or manipulation; sometimes our most valued sources like official government pages cannot be entirely trustworthy. 

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