Accordingto Megan Knight and Clare cook who published Social media for Journalistsprinciples and practice ‘These changes have created a more social way of doingjournalism.
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 companiesand they will have social media accounts such as the biggest named ones Facebookand Twitter to display and publicize their work, but in the process of doingthis they have to be cautious and to make sure that what they are puttingacross for audiences is the truth and not a lie among it, especially withvideos and images. The rise of social media and its impact on mainstreamjournalism written by Nic Newman stated that ‘The BBC is careful toauthenticate photos, videos and eyewitnesses before they are used in output’. (Newman, 2009) There is a lot ofinstant news spreading now, and the apps that haven’t been acknowledged as muchas Facebook and Twitter is Instagram and Snapchat.
Snapchat has somethingcalled the ‘Discovery page’ where anyone can have a look at what news is beingshared and find out the latest gossip. In the sense of these two platforms theyare not as huge compared too Facebook and Twitter but is still available withthe latest news and anybody who has access to any type of technology can lookat 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 oneway process. It is simpler to understand how social media worked years agobecause it was not as complicated and annoying as it is now, How the worldchanged social media written by Daniel Miller stated ‘Wind back throughSnapchat and Tinder, past Facebook and QQ though MySpace and Friendster to lifebefore that’ pg2 (Miller, 2016)