How Social Media affect MEDIA5 pages2 resourcesStandard formatting12 pt. Times New RomanDouble SpacedThis artice helps directing what I whathttp://media.about.com/od/mediatrends/tp/12-Events-That-Changed-How-Media-Outlets-Cover-News.htmTheVirginia Tech shooting massacreleft 32 people dead. Because it happened on a college campus tech-savvy students showed the world the future of breaking news coverage.TV news crews werent necessary. Text messages relayed information while cell phone video could be transmitted in an instant.This was a milestone in citizen journalism. The photos and video didnt have the polish of a professional news organization but they captured the panic that people on campus felt.In the future consumers will decide if thats how they want their news. Everyday people producing raw news now compete with professional journalists whose corporate sheen leaves some believing theyre never getting the real news.