Social media is dominating the news world. Stories are breaking on social media through tweets and videos taken on mobile phones by the public. As a journalist this has both its perks and fall downs.
With the public having such a useful tool, contact with journalists is easy, making the stories easier to find, the days of being out searching for a story are practically over with citizen journalism taking over and finding the stories for those in the news business.
For photojournalists however the ease of taking a photo off social media doesn’t make there job easier but in fact practically renders it redundant.
With the publics photos and videos being easy to access, and able to be used quickly in breaking news situations that need to be aired quickly, the need to wait around for pictures from photojournalists is simply no longer there. Bringing back the argument of speed vs. accuracy, or in this case, speed vs. quality.
The need for bigger news companies also seems to be fading slowly with user generated content popping up everywhere, the ability for anyone to create a blog, start producing videos and content across a wide range of genres.
In a new generation aspects of journalism can be found across the internet.