Social Media and Journalists
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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users

Verifying social media content “involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.”

 

(Published April 27, 2012.) Craig Silverman provides an introduction to the topic and then an annoatated list of eight articles/blog posts that add clarity and examples. HT: Steve Buttry.

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‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter

‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Why do journalists keep botching the facts on Twitter?"

 

(Published Jan. 27, 2012.)

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