to Megan Knight and Clare cook who published Social media for Journalists
principles and practice ‘These changes have created a more social way of doing
journalism. More people can be heard. More voices can be included’.  (Cook, 2013).

There are a lot of Journalist who work for the BBC and other big news companies
and they will have social media accounts such as the biggest named ones Facebook
and Twitter to display and publicize their work, but in the process of doing
this they have to be cautious and to make sure that what they are putting
across for audiences is the truth and not a lie among it, especially with
videos and images. The rise of social media and its impact on mainstream
journalism written by Nic Newman stated that ‘The BBC is careful to
authenticate photos, videos and eyewitnesses before they are used in output’. (Newman, 2009) There is a lot of
instant news spreading now, and the apps that haven’t been acknowledged as much
as Facebook and Twitter is Instagram and Snapchat. Snapchat has something
called the ‘Discovery page’ where anyone can have a look at what news is being
shared and find out the latest gossip. In the sense of these two platforms they
are not as huge compared too Facebook and Twitter but is still available with
the latest news and anybody who has access to any type of technology can look
at it, there is also You tube which plays apart in the sense of viewing videos.

Over the years technology and social media has changed, it is no longer a one
way process. It is simpler to understand how social media worked years ago
because it was not as complicated and annoying as it is now, How the world
changed social media written by Daniel Miller stated ‘Wind back through
Snapchat and Tinder, past Facebook and QQ though MySpace and Friendster to life
before that’ pg2  (Miller, 2016)


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