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Sep 9, 2009By: Marissa Liu -
Walter Cronkite may have been the most trusted man in America but news is now being broadcast in so many fresh and creative ways people no longer need to tune in to one man for honest headlines. Newspapers are now paperless and free, radio shows are now podcasts, and nightly news shows are now Internet webisodes. Traditional news mediums are competing with a vast array of up and coming ones such as blogs and photo and video hosting sites to provide quality, up to the minute information. Even social networking site such as Facebook have become areas to voice political thought and allow insight into otherwise closed countries; a realm that had previously been dominated by the Evening News. This is the new age of accessible information.