Nowadays, as the technology has improved a lot, it is inevitable to avoid the increasing number of street journalists. Even though the street journalists are generally beneficial for the society and the public interest, sometimes they pass the border and get in to peoples privacy unprofessionally, which creates a bad response towards them.
In my opinion, street journalists shouldn’t appear in the media this much as they are amateurs, untrustworthy, irresponsible and pass the borders a lot. They’re involved in people’s privacy more than they should. For example, they published Kate Middleton naked in her vacation, which is completely her private time, when she had a right to do whatever she wants. The same thing also happened to Prince Harry.
However I believe that, if street journalism is done correctly, it can be very powerful because of it’s speed and availability at any time. That’s why, street journalists should be encouraged to publish news for the betterment of the society and professional newspapers should be more picky about the news that they get from citizen journalists.