|Modern-day technology allows any private citizen with a smartphone to become a journalist/ photo via Pexels|
"New Kids on the Block"
In this new age of journalism, news gathering takes place on all platforms, by public and private citizens, at all altitudes. However, it is important to clarify the roles of journalists in society, as the reputation for the "dishonest" media seems to elude it. With today's technology and social media, the title "journalists" extends to both public and private citizens. In this new age of journalism, journalists can be described as anyone covering or gathering news on the public's behalf; fueling the popular, public opinion.
Modern-day Technology and its Controversy
|Drones have been available for retail purchase since 2015/ photo via Flickr|
Drone photography, for instance, is a question of what is considered privacy and trespassing - as airspace remains public domain. While private companies such as Amazon plan to utilize drone technology with Amazon Prime Air, the potential danger of legality issues - concerning the invasion of privacy and trespassing laws - remain present. Yet, because airspace is considered a public sector, the lines of fair use remain blurred - for now.
|Facebook Live video streaming enables users to follow their favorite celebrities and broadcast events|
to their personal feed in real-time/ photo via newsroom.fb.com
Trolling Headlines and Social Media
|Social media platforms are proven to boost content views,|
regardless of truth/ photo via Wikimedia Commons