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News Media and Amateur Reporting

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Now that blogs, twitter feeds and live-streams dominate current events, news media markets are feeling the sting. Grasping for paid subscriptions and desperate to sell ad revenue, they have come to rely on the most sensational and attention-grabbing headlines, regardless of accuracy. Meanwhile, the in-depth, comprehensive information continues to flood in through the eyes, words, and mobile phone images recorded by an eager public.

According to the selection, the author assumes that

A

amateur news reporters cannot compete with professional level journalism.

B

focusing on monetization jeopardizes quality reporting.

C

news media outlets provide superior information despite setbacks.

D

amateur reporters will not improve over time.

E

the news media business model is sustainable long term.