Journalists are not just required to report, they blog, they tweet, they vlog. This also does not include the research and information that they sift through a on a daily basis needed to articulate much of the content that they produce today. In short, once a story hits the internet, it's already old. For the average reader today, who consumes data and information at higher rates then our predecessors, the news can't come faster. In one infograph, it shows how consumers are now getting their news, and the trend is showing a rise in the importance of social media as a means of keeping up to date with the world. (Click to enlarge the image below.)
However, if one was to look at the bottom of this infograph, it still shows that this data has been compiled from various articles from various sources. So what consumers are trying to find a better way to aggregate their news into comprehensible trends and data, much like Weistenthal does. Information and data are at the touch of almost any tech savvy person's hand, but the next big trend is not just social media, but ways to aggregate the news and data, much like through phone apps such as Pulse or infographs such as the one above.