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Social Media

A journalist's guide to verifying news tips on Twitter

When information appears on social media, it's tempting for news organizations to race to report it first. Resist that impulse. You'll have a more complete story --and one you won't later regret-- if you follow a few simple steps.

Jennifer Dorroh | October 05, 2011

Confessions of a social media editor

More news organizations are hiring social media editors. Yolanda Ma, former South China Morning Post social media editor, explains how her role went well beyond Twitter and Facebook.

Yolanda Ma | September 19, 2011

New York Times social media editor discusses breaking news Twitter feed

IJNet spoke with Liz Heron, social media editor of The New York Times, about the hazards of retweeting and the future of the paper's new Twitter feed, @NYTLive, dedicated to breaking news events.

Dana Liebelson | September 07, 2011

Ten tips for citizen journalists from Cairo's "Tweet Nadwa"

Tweet Nadwa connects the virtual and real worlds of bloggers, writers and activists at the Tahrir Lounge in Cairo and around the globe via Twitter. IJNet followed the most recent one and took away these tips for citizen journalists.

Mohammad Al abdallah | September 01, 2011

Social media giants woo traditional journalists

Journalists laid off by cash-crunched newsrooms should consider sending their resumes to social media companies — Google, Twitter and Facebook are all hiring or have recently hired editorial staff.

Dana Liebelson | August 30, 2011

Eight journalists to follow on Twitter for information on China

Twitter can be a great resource for news about China. Here are IJNet's picks for whom to follow for up-to-the-second information on China in English.

Yolanda Ma | August 12, 2011

Seeking job opportunities in journalism? Execs say online presence, multimedia skills a must

London Metropolitan University hosted a recent panel on careers in journalism. Speakers included executives from Bloomberg, BSkyB and the National Union of Journalists. The panel agreed on one thing: practical experience in a range of media and an online presence are essential.

Nicole Martinelli | August 09, 2011

Meet the man steering social media to challenge Saudi ban on women drivers

To challenge Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, activists got behind the wheel this summer -- and in front of their computer and smart phone screens with a social media campaign. IJNet talked to Ali AlAhmad, a Saudi journalist, researcher and activist about the campaign.

Heba Albiety | August 08, 2011

Tweet to win PolitiFact App [IJNet Giveaway]

With the U.S. 2012 presidential campaign gaining momentum, IJNet is offering readers the chance to follow candidates with an iPhone app that fact-checks their statements.

IJNet | July 20, 2011

The Economist hosts online debates on the future of news

Tom Standage, digital editor at The Economist, will be answering questions on Twitter about the future of news on Tuesday, July 12. It's the first in a series of virtual debates.

IJNet | July 08, 2011