BusinessWeek has an interesting article about Twitter Isn’t Journalism. It relates a bit to the last post which makes it quite interesting to put it in context. It containts an historical perspective containing several examples of use of social media in the past during journalistic coverage. Poor news coverage and difficulty in verification of the sources create a contrast with the speed of the newsfacts, illustrative links and (new) sources and perspective to a story. It makes an interesting read. The conclusion, which is that journalists have to learn how to deal with Twitter and alike media, is easy to conform!
- Journalism 2.0: Social Media Ethics (twitterandmedia.wordpress.com)
- Twitter hashtags for journalists (billbennett.co.nz)
- 5 Principles for Teaching Journalism Ethics in the Digital Age (pbs.org)
- Are Press Platforms Worth It For Small Businesses? (mashable.com)
- Media Decoder: Twitter Feed Evolves Into a News Wire About Egypt (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)