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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App of the week for journalists: Storyful, for curated social media stories

App of the week for journalists: Storyful, for curated social media stories | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Want an easy way to track the top news stories on social media? Storyful’s new iPhone apps helps you search by top keywords (currently Cairo, Egypt and Obama), regions and date.You are then presented with the stories as curated by the Storyful editorial team.”

 

(Published May 2, 2012.)

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Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle

Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"User generated content comes in all forms and the sheer quantity of material is eye-watering. The most talented journalists today are those who can find the best material and verify it as quickly as possible. The best way of verifying content is to contact the person who uploaded it, and to ask them detailed questions about where they are, what they can see ... Verifying user generated content is much harder than people think, it’s not just a case of doing a search of Twitter and publishing the first thing you see."

 

(Published March 13, 2012.) Claire Wardle is Director of Development and Integration at Storyful. Previously she developed social media training for BBC journalists.

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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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