Thread: OT: Boston Marathon
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04-16-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
That's what journalism always has been. There are just new avenues to doing it that are quicker. Problem is there is a lot more inaccuracies on initial reports.
Twitter is a huge reason for this. Every person with a cell phone and a data connection is now a 'reporter' and can push thoughts, video or pictures to thousands and thousands of people instantaneously. I have a friend who works for a major news outlet and he's told me that his network has people who almost exclusively use Twitter as their "source" for information.

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