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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Digital Skills Can Be Quickly Acquired

Digital Skills Can Be Quickly Acquired | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Jennifer Preston of The New York Times, writing about a social media course at Columbia University:

 

"While the classes are meant for working journalists, people from many different fields have signed up. In addition to the two courses offered for nondegree students last fall and spring, Professor Sreenivasan and Ernest R. Sotomayor, assistant dean, career services and continuing education, organized a weekend of panels and workshops in late January for 500 people after a similar weekend conference approach drew 300 students last May."

 

(Published Feb. 29, 2012.)

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iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists

iPhone App Teaches ‘Reporting 101’ to Citizen Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

A new app from the Global Media Forum called "Get it Right" provides a crash course in journalism, designed to improve the quality and reliability of reports delivered by citizen journalists.

 

"It offers a series of exercises designed to help citizen journalists develop their news sense, frame their stories, and improve their writing."


Via Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
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Using Storify for journalism education

Using Storify for journalism education | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"How to use Storify in the classroom to help students connect with the news, explore sourcing and context. This is *not* cut-and-paste journalism. This is 21st century journalism which uses social media as dynamic wire postings and lets the reporter curate the content and provide context."

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Social Media, Citizen Journalism, and Media Curators

Intro: "Social media include MySpace, Orkut, Friendster, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, YouTube, and many more. Sites where information is loosely shared (such as Delicious.com and Flickr.com) can also be considered social media ..."

 

This 7-page Google Doc provides a +quick cheat sheet+ for journalism educators on three closely related topics: social media, citizen journalism, and media curators.

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