There has been so much written about its impact this past week, some of which I touched on yesterday regarding Boston, and last month in a piece looking at ‘how Twitter won the social media battle for journalism’. Read More
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The Washington Post reports on the curious case of The New York Times reporter, Jodi Rudoren, who has been given her own social media minder who will be looking at every Tweet and Facebook status update that she writes to check and edit them before sending.
We all know that social media can be tricky and that its instantaneous nature can cause huge issues for us all, which is a problem considering how essential Twitter has become to most working journalists today. There have been cases of journalists Tweeting in haste and suffering Twitter storms at length. It has in the worst cases proved the undoing of some journalists. Read More
Earlier this week we were reading about how a growing number of journalists “can’t work without social media” and read Twitter as the most important of those journalistic tools.
Today Twitter has put out its basic four tips for journalists using Twitter, which is a useful addition and reminder to the many social media guides and tips that have been published including some here, which have proved some of the most popular posts on The Wall.
As the debate rumbles on about a perceived decline in quality journalism, could a more visual web improve it or put another nail in its coffin?
When I rushed home from work the other day I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch carried through my neighbourhood. Stuck on a packed train, I realised I was going to miss it. So I did the next best thing and hopped onto Twitter to see it all unfolding in the palm of my hand. It wasn’t the written updates I wanted to see, it was the photos.
I didn’t need to tune into BBC London’s evening bulletin to see the torch. I didn’t need to wait for the Wandsworth Guardian to land on my doormat. I didn’t even need to use a search engine. Read More
Dominique Jackson (@deejackson) writing on the Mail Online picks up the social media and journalism debate and points out some of the bad habits she sees journalists engaging in as a result of Twitter.
The piece, ‘Twitter will play a significant and disproportionate role in the coverage of London 2012′ in part looks at what will be the world’s first ‘Social Olympics, from tweeting athletes and the stories that will emerge, but she also talks about the negative impact that Twitter has had regarding the way that the working practices of journalists have changed because of it. Read More
A feeling of apocalyptic gloom pervaded the small conference room in Dalston library, as the torrential July rain hammered on the window panes, and a small group of us huddled together to contemplate the end of journalism as we know it…
Well, sort of. This London Journalism Centre event, ‘Is social media destroying journalism?’, did throw up some pretty ghastly figures, and did little to reassure us that journalists, and PRs for that matter, can sleep easy and dream of the perpetual existence of newspapers as we know them.
Let’s face it, it’s hardly something we’re unfamiliar with – everyone knows that social media is here to stay – but many of us have failed to register that the rise of social networks and other online news sources will inevitably lead to a dramatic decline in print publications. Read More
Good piece on Poynter hightlighting a debate taking place on the web this week about Twitter and what it is doing to news and how news is covered online.
We’ve kind of been here before (numerous times). On The Wall when we asked the question last year, for instance, we asked if social was media killing journalism. The answer I thought was convincingly no, but as Mark Rock put it social media is fundamentally changing the system.
So what about Twitter? Yes those 140 characters that many of us tweet throughout the day and week. Are we over doing it? Read More