When it comes to today’s journalism, is it really a fair assumption to say that it is dying out? I don’t believe that journalism is dead or dying, but I think that it has become a lot easier for average people to break news faster than the local or even national news industries.

Just recently, TMZ, a known paparazzi company, leaked the elevator footage of professional football player Ray Rice beating his girlfriend back in February. WARNING: The footage is graphic.

The footage and the breaking of the story even led to the hotel in which the incident happened being shut down.

An employee of the hotel — which just shut down for good — tells TMZ Sports he was working there at the time and says the NFL saw the elevator footage before imposing the 2-game suspension.

The future of journalism is not in grave danger, but we have become much more dependent on the use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to receive our news, and that in turn allows not-so-trustworthy sources to leak through and invade our newsfeed.