Key issues discussed in the video by Grueskin are about the use of social media journalism and how this freedom of speech is becoming a problem for the society. Fairness of journalist has been called into account along with the tension present between the editing of social media messages. The main point discussed by him revolved around the use of social media for creating a brand of the journalist by having millions of followers but this is not profitable for the news companies. When these journalists leave their news rooms or offices the company loses the fans or followers that are following special journalist. Along with this credibility of journalism is challenged when one journalist quits a company and joins another company but has the same account on social media. Along with this some journalists feel free to say anything on social media and as they have millions and thousands of followers their speech can cause chaos and other problems in the society that are not good for the society as a whole (Anon, 2013).
These issues concerning us
These issues are concerning not only the journalist but audience also because the profession of journalism is transferring to social media. This field had power and people loved this profession. At that time people believed what journalist said but today it is not about telling the truth it is a competition. A competition of who breaks the news first and how has more followers. This is a major problem for the students of journalism who are really putting an effort. This use of technology has changed the trend and impact of this profession that is not just bad for the journalist but audience also. All in all, society will be impacted by this because chaotic situation will be present that will lead to misunderstandings, misconceptions and conflicts among each other.