Has Twitter Changed Journalism as a Political Institution?
From Talking Politics:
In the past few years, there’s been a dramatic rise in the role of the citizen-journalist and, as a result, the institution of journalism itself. Much of this can be attributed to the ever-growing presence of social networks like Twitter, which just celebrated its seventh birthday on Thursday. Now, anyone can post messages, pictures, videos, etc. that millions have access to at any second. The so-called micro-blog allows anyone to instantly update what they’re seeing or hearing from practically anywhere that has an internet or cellular connection. Twitter has facilitated revolutions, brought down powerful politicians, and allowed religious leaders to directly reach out to their followers. In its short life, Twitter has changed the very way we communicate and report news.
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