With the development of smartphones in the news-gathering process it is essential to be responsible on how the news is presented by double checking all information, make sure sources are solid and that fact-finding has taken place.
A serious conversation needs to take place on reporting and multimedia storytelling with an increasingly necessary and responsible need to practice journalism in an instant era, where the 24/7 news cycle has taken over the World Wide Web.
The increasingly quick pace of the modern lifestyle citizen journalists is developing a global impact from the high-speed, hand-held, wireless connectivity, which has not only changed the way we send, receive, and consume information, but has transformed the way journalists operate.
The functions of reporters and editors, as it pertains to the dissemination of news and information content will become increasingly crucial if we are to cover news responsibly.
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