Reem Akkad on new media: it is a powerful tool but it’s not enough
In describing new media tools, Reem said that they’re useful and we’re lucky to have them, but they’re not an accurate source forreporting. She said, people tend to use new media to broadcast the information they want to be out there, without looking at the bigger picture.
I agree with Ms. Akkad, but I have also seen how crucial new media is to a free press. In situations like the recent conflict in Syria, new media was nearly the only news source from within the country.
What do you think about new media, should it be considered an eligible source for news?