Citizen Journalism Today

The news that we as consumers take in every day can sometimes be bias. There are many times when we hear something on the news and doubt it’s legitimacy because of which news source the information was gathered from. Now more than ever we are able to go out and be our own reporters, reporting news from our own perspective allowing ourselves to view the news hands on. With the technology that we have today, regular people like you and I can get news from other regular people who have no affiliation to a news source. Of course there are pros and cons to this, but in the end it is a great thing to be able to get our news from people other than reporters. This allows for a more vibrant news stories as well as tons more news stories. Sometimes news channels can’t send out hundreds of reporters to report on smaller stories and we get to still get those stories, just from citizens like us. As we discussed in class it is a bit difficult finding these stories on national news sources online and they are probably doing this on purpose. I don’t know why they do this but I’m guessing its some deep strategy to make more $, thats always a reason.

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