The traditional idea of journalism has completely changed due to the prevalence of social media, as well as the technological improvements that are consistently occurring. For most, social media has become the new way to keep track of current events and social/political issues. Whenever people record something on their phone, or live tweet these events, they are contributing in what is called citizen journalism.
I don’t about you, but whenever I hear about a scandalous celebrity incident or a mass shooting, the first place I go to is Twitter. Not only to confirm (because let’s be real, Twitter has its fair share of trolls), but to find out more information and see how people are reacting. Even “professional journalists” and media companies refer to Twitter and other social media to find the opinions of the masses.