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Eight social media pointers for journalists

Eight social media pointers for journalists | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The growth of social media as a way to find and share stories, has presented journalists with both challenges and opportunities in the way they connect with the public. The rich supply of text, video, audio and photo updates which surface on social media, particularly in breaking news situations, also means newsrooms are faced with an additional channel of communication requiring effective verification, where possible, at speed.

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Sylvanna Barona's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:36 AM

How far behind will developing countries be if they don’t speed up to the social media information challenge?

 

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Tweeters debate citizen journalism

Tweeters debate citizen journalism | The Journalist | Scoop.it

The Press Association of Madrid (APM) organized a debate on Twitter about citizen journalism in its third “Tweet-debate” of the #Tuitsyperiodigno (#Tweetsanddignifiedjournalism) cycle put forth by the association in February 2013 with the goal of addressing various aspects of journalism.

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New AP social media guidelines tell reporters to tweet with caution

The AP is fine-tuning its social media guidelines for reporters, specifically on how to exercise caution while tweeting. Given the confusion and misinformation that spread around the Boston Marathon bombing story, not to mention its recent recent Twitter hacking, the news service wants its reporters to exercise extreme caution, saying “Staffers are advised to avoid spreading unconfirmed rumors through tweets and posts.”

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Even journalists who never broadcast or publish facts that they haven't verified seem to lose all self-control on Twitter. Is it the pressure to be first?

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Who are the most social publishers online?

Who are the most social publishers online? | The Journalist | Scoop.it

BuzzFeed has been named the "most social" publisher on Facebook in aranking of August's most shared online content, with the BBC boasting the best performance on Twitter. The BBC had more than 2m tweets for the 8,016 articles it produced in August - putting them far ahead of Mashable, the New York Times, The Guardian, CNN and even BuzzFeed.

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Twitter and Traditional Media: Rivals or Lovers?

Twitter and Traditional Media: Rivals or Lovers? | The Journalist | Scoop.it
Debate is growing over whether social networks such as Twitter will overtake beacons of journalism like The New York Times.
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The perils of requesting interviews on Twitter

Any journalist who’s had to ask grieving loved ones for an interview in the wake of a tragedy will tell you, it’s one of the hardest parts of her job. It’s also one of the most difficult requests for non-journalists to understand.
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