Study: 75% of UK journalists source news from known social media contacts
“Oriella Digital Journalism Study also found more than half journalists worldwide use social media, such as Twitter, to source and verify stories, from contacts already known to them.
A study of more than 600 journalists across the world found that more than half source and verify news stories using known sources on social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Weibo. The research found 75 per cent of journalists in the UK do so.”
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Journalism educators today face the daunting task of staying current in a media environment that seems to be constantly changing. Our classes are already loaded with the fundamentals of reporting and writing. Now we have to add new ideas and tools available in a flourishing digital environment.
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With great technological change comes great opportunity, and with great opportunity comes greater responsibility. Our society’s need for credible journalistic knowledge and wisdom has never been greater. While the evolution of the web has been primarily beneficial, it also raises the bar.
8 questions that will help define the future of journalism:
1. Addressing content architecture;
2. Evolving the narrative form;
3. Creating the Reporter’s Notebook 2.0;
4. Rethinking organizational workflow;
5. Exploring computational journalism;
6. Leveraging search and social;
7. Rethinking site design;
8. Shifting to a culture of constant product innovation.
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