News media has become more competitive. There are many sources and many formats for media to choose from. The Internet offers news at an alarming speed which can be difficult to verify and for traditional news networks to break a story before a person tweeting or blogging about it can. Modern news media is exciting because the general public is more interactive than ever before. I would say that this does create a better quality of life because people feel like they have a voice. When people feel oppressed it is bad so I believe the freedom that we enjoy to post news to YouTube, facebook, blogs, websites, Internet access for all is a good thing. The people are part of the news. Of course there are those who abuse it but the good out ways the bad. I think that the Internet should remain free and that traditional news media will adjust accordingly and always have an important position in society.