The masses’ media, turning to social networks

The mass media is becoming the masses’ media.

Today, more and more news correspondents are coming from the epicentre of the news – actual core-respondents – like the Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie.

Used to playing on the field, recently @blawrie13 became a field reporter, tweeting a play-by-play when a tragic shooting took place at a busy mall in downtown Toronto. “Pretty sure someone just let off a round bullets in eaton center mall … Wow just sprinted out of the mall … Through traffic … [sic].”

The third baseman was one of many people who broadcasted the events that day.

@PaprbakPrincess tweeted, “I am getting more info on this horrible Eaton Centre shooting on Twitter than actual news sources.”

The digital generation is increasingly turning to a social network, rather than a news network to find out what’s happening in the world. According to schools.com, more than 50% of people have learned of breaking news via social media… Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: