The convergence of breaking news and social media channels can’t be ignored. Twitter won’t allow it. Citizen journalism is an edgy concept for many trained old-school news reporters like myself. Truth be told, the more often we experience crises that demand a critical and timely flow of information, the clearer it gets that Twitter is indeed a news channel. Consider the recent flooding in Wisconsin. Traditional reporters got the story, long after the real-time tweets and mobile apps commandeered it. Tom Snyder poses the loaded question: Will social media eventually overtake traditional media as the source of information for our society?

Check it out at Social Media Today