With online blogging and social media, everyone can comment on the news or current events. There are times when I find out new through social media before ever hearing about it on a news site. The news now has to keep up with their followers breaking the news first. They are constantly competing with traditional news sources. With many different people reporting the news, are the stories more accurate? Are we more likely to get the correct story if it is coming from multiple points of view rather than just one?

Traditional news sources are not utilizing citizen journalists and making the news more interactive. Viewer can now participate in the news rather than just taking it in. With interactivity becoming a large part of the way we receive our news, will some forms of traditional news forms become obsolete? I believe that within the next 20 years, newspapers will solely be online instead of in print form. Soon everything will be online and in digital form.

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