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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Joe Weisenthal vs. the 24-Hour News Cycle

Joe Weisenthal vs. the 24-Hour News Cycle | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“He is like the host of a daylong radio show, except no one speaks out loud. He rarely makes phone calls. His phone almost never rings.

 

“Some of what he writes is air and sugar. Some of it is wrong or incomplete or misleading. But he delivers jolts of sharp, original insight often enough to hold the attention of a high-powered audience that includes economists like The Times columnist Paul Krugman and Wall Street heavies like the hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass and the bond investor Jeff Gundlach.”

 

(Published May 10, 2012.) This is a New York Times profile of a financial blogger who works 16-hour days, often writing 15 posts in one day.

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Engagement editors: An emerging, important job in Digital First newsrooms

What is an engagement editor, and what does he/she do in the newsroom? Steve Buttry explains, in detail.

 

(Published March 22, 2012.)

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Lauren McCullough: Twitter can be a ‘streamlining savior’ for journalists

Lauren McCullough: Twitter can be a ‘streamlining savior’ for journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Lauren McCullough was the “audience and engagement manager” for the Associated Press at the time of this interview. She has since moved to MSNBC.com.

 

“I’m a big proponent of having one account per social network that you use personally and professionally. It’s what we encourage AP’s journalists to do. I’d guesstimate that I’m about 2/3 professional, 1/3 personal, but it really depends on the day (and how bad my commute was).”

 

(Published July 2011.)

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How a Journalist Uses Social Media

How a Journalist Uses Social Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Q: How has social media impacted your life personally and professionally?

 

"A: Personally, it has allowed me to connect with people I normally may have never had the chance to. It’s allowed me to be a better global citizen, stay informed about what it is like to live in countries all over the world. Professionally, it has led me to the job I have today, as Social Media Editor at Reuters."

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