The sketchier (format) the better

With the rise of mobile connectivity, every citizen is in a way a news reporter. It has become increasingly normal to use amateur footage in newscasts and online. These videos always enforced a kind of rogue and alternative view on the matter. If this amateur footage than it must be real. Reputable news sources nowadays look uncool and lack a sense of risk. Are now programmed to find amateur footage more authentic?

Degradation of image quality.
Mobile phone aspect ratio.
Degradation of image quality.
Mobile phone aspect ratio.