Before we start, I just want to make two things very clear:
- Note that I said Snapchat allows you to be a journalist. I didn’t say you were good, so don’t get all cocky.
- If you came here for “sexy journalism” i.e Snapchat nudes then you’re in the wrong place. Sorry.
Snapchat is all about sending photos and videos, documenting what’s happening and sharing it with all your friends. People take selfies with celebrities, video events happening around them and laugh with their friends about the dumb stuff that Melanie posted last night (like oh my god, what the hell is wrong with her????).
Snapchat has introduced features like ‘Discover’ and ‘Live’ which enable users to interact with and become the news. ‘Discover’ allows “real” journalists such as the Daily Mail, MTV, CNN and National Geographic to give quick recaps of the days events or things coming up in the world.
‘Live’ enables us, the “citizen” journalists, to supply our own recaps of an event, such as Cinco De Mayo, the Kentucky Derby or even videos and photos of the American election. The internet has allowed our friends, our family and even ourselves to become a journalist (and I didn’t even need a degree! Suck on that Mum!)
Welcome to the future, kids!