How has Journalism changed in a world of Citizen journalism and user generated content

The impact of being a journalist has changed over the last few years. This has all been impacted by the fact the information from social media has become the sole source of information. This doesn’t even matter if it deemed to be ‘fake news’ or not. 

This has been massive as before all news reported was filtered and was structured. This means that information given out to the public was written with a good reason or even a reliable source. However, user-generated content comes from a witness to an event or story and they share it with short texts or maybe some pictures.

Also, people are not involved necessarily involved in the story they tell. there has been a lack of participatory journalism which now shows the lack of knowledge in a situation which leaves the readers open to the ‘fake news’.