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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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What Sandy Hook taught us

It started with confusion at the scene of the crime. A source told CNN the killer was named Ryan Lanza. Soon several news organizations published images from a Facebook profile belonging to a man with that name. Some of them declared he was the killer.
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Verification. Verification. Verification. Oh, and a bit more transparency.

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