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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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How do you find useful Twitter accounts? 5 tips for journalists

How do you find useful Twitter accounts? 5 tips for journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
A version of this post originally appeared on Help Me Investigate Welfare. Every so often on Help Me Investigate we compile a list* of people on Twitter to follow on particular issues. Here's how w...
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This post provides useful how-to information and links that most journalists probably do not know about. 

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This post provides useful how-to information and links that most journalists probably do not know about. 

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Press Pass Is a New Twitter-Powered Directory of Journalists

Press Pass Is a New Twitter-Powered Directory of Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The site lists journalists by region, beat or by publication, making it incredibly easy to find the journalist who can cover your story. Not only can you find out which journalists work at major publications and sites, you can connect with them through Twitter. You can also find out what they’re personally interested in, as Press Pass highlights the stories that they’re sharing through their Twitter feed."

 

(Published Feb. 18, 2012.)

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Tips for Using Social Networking

Tips for Using Social Networking | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The majority of journalists are involved in social media already: journalists use social media to collect and syndicate the news as well as (which is so important to us, marketers) find sources to cite. ... Social media sites make it very easy to track sources down."

 

(Published Feb. 1, 2012.)

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Who Do You Trust? 10 Tips for Vetting Content

Who Do You Trust? 10 Tips for Vetting Content | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

This list is p.r.-oriented but useful nevertheless, especially: "(2) Know the Difference Between Gossip and News," and "(3) Beware of False Prophets."

 

(Published March 2, 2012.)

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Social media tool aims to help journalists find undiscovered, reliable sources on Twitter

Social media tool aims to help journalists find undiscovered, reliable sources on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"I wonder how reporters could have used those tweets to chase down leads and fill in some of the details of [Whitney] Houston’s death."

 

A prototype tool, developed by researchers at Rutgers University and Microsoft, designed to help you track down sources: SRSR (Seriously Rapid Source Review).

 

(Published Feb. 14, 2012.)

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