People have traditionally received their news from news sources such as newspapers and news stations on the radio and the television. As time goes on, there are more and more news sources becoming available, a big one being social media. News has gone from needing one person to tell everyone the news, to many people posting about news online and many different sources. Anybody can post anything to the interent for the whole world to see. My prediction is that in the future, there will no longer be a few news stations and most people will be getting information from the internet instead of from newscasters. I think that eventually the newspaper will die out totally, but still be published online. I think that it’ll kind of turn into a Wikipedia type of thing where anybody can add news to the articles and websites. Basically, anyone can be a journalist and put their thoughts online. In the future, there will be more of this done and less professionals doing it.
In COMM 270, we have talked a lot about how the news is changing and how anybody can add their own input into a story and up online. Social social media has been a large help in making it this way. In the future, there will probably be more and different social media sites that people can post their opinions on. Social media will take over the news world. Businesses already use social media to get their ideas out and to get news out to the public. Sports teams have Twitter accounts and Facebook pages that update fans about games and player news. Other news stations also use the same techniques to get information out to people who don’t really watch the TV stations but have time to check social media. Social media is a turning point for PR now and will change it in the future.