MeganKnight and Clare cook who advertised Social media for Journalists principlesand 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 companies, theyhave social media accounts and websites such as the biggest ones Facebook andTwitter to publicize their work, but by going through this action they have tobe careful and to absolutely definite that what is being put across for theaudience is the truth and not at all a lie among it, especially with videos andimages. The rise of social media and the impact on mainstream journalismwritten by Nic Newman stated that ‘The BBC is careful to authenticate images,videos and eyewitnesses before they are used in output’. (Newman, 2009) There is a lot ofinstant news spreading now, the apps that haven’t been acknowledged beennoticed a lot compared to Facebook and Twitter is Instagram and Snapchat.Snapchat has a ‘Discovery page’ where anybody is able to have a glimpse at thetype of news that is being shared and have access to the latest gossip. Thesense of these two platforms they are not as huge compared too Facebook andTwitter but is still available with the most up to date news, and anyone whocan find a way to any type of technology can see it, there is also You tube whichalso plays a side in the sense of viewing videos.
Over the years technology andsocial media has alternated drastically, it is no more a one sided street. It’ssimpler to understand how social media worked a long time ago because it was notas complicated as it is now, How the world changed social media written by DanielMiller stated ‘Wind back through Snapchat and Tinder, past Facebook and QQthough MySpace and Friendster to life before that’ pg2 (Miller, 2016)