Sometimes you have to get the news out there as quickly as possible, especially in times when every single item could be picked up by someone else and a Scoop – or whatever they are called these days – gets pulled by someone else. Once upon a time the news came out in print, and there was only the rush to get your work finished before the printers’ deadline. Now, with the Internet, the deadline is gone, but everything has to be brought out, published for an eager readership, as quickly as possible.
Screenshot Source: Daily Telegraph, London
This can cause a few problems, especially for those who – without their name on the byline – simply type something in and hit send. No proof reading, no checks that the facts are all there and, suddenly, the police are to blame again.
The Internet has improved many things for the world, especially international access to information, but the human element is still there and probably always will be. No robots writing news stories, yet.
Love & Kisses, Viki.