Content Creators Surge Past Legacy Media as News Hits a Tipping Point

From a Washington Post story by Taylor Lorenz headlined “Content creators surge past legacy media as news hits a tipping point”:

Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh graduated in 2020 with a degree in journalism from Rutgers University. But instead of going to work in a traditional newsroom, he decided to build his own digital news brand catering to the Muslim community.

Four years later, Al-Khatahtbeh, 25, has amassed over 2 million followers on TikTok and more than 5.3 million on Instagram, where posts to his account, @Muslim, range from features on halal dating apps to the latest news from the Israel-Gaza war.