Social Media

Social Media

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

As editorial jobs stagnate, newsrooms hire social media experts

In an era of shrinking editorial budgets and media strategy shifts, it's a sign of the times that The Wall Street Journal is looking to hire a social media editor.

IJNet | June 16, 2011

Citizen journalists in Mexico monitor border safety via Twitter

In a country where reporting can be treacherous, people are using Twitter to spread news.
Drug cartels are making Mexico's borders more dangerous than ever. People who used to cross over into Texas for shopping jaunts and tourist excursions no longer felt safe on the roads. Enter anonymous Twitter accounts with real-time reports.

Nicole Martinelli | June 13, 2011

Old media clashes with new over social media guidelines

When old media sets ground rules for use of new media, controversy is bound to ensue. The American Society of News Editors recently wrote social media guidelines that prompted a flutter of disagreement on Twitter. IJNet talked to ASNE's Richard Karpel about the criticism and the future of such guidelines.

Dana Liebelson and Nicole Martinelli | May 27, 2011

Trusting Tweets, a guide for journalists

Craig Kanalley, who runs Breaking Tweets shares some tips about how he tries to assess who to follow on Twitter and what's worth following up.

MHM Admin | May 19, 2011

Social media TV shows compared: The Stream vs. What's Trending

Both Al Jazeera and CBS News have launched broadcasts that use social media to drive the programming, but that is about all they have in common.

Dana Liebelson | May 19, 2011

Social media checklist for international journalists

With social media there is no excuse for arriving in a country unprepared. Easy access to free tools means that any journalist, traveling to report or deliver training, can be brought up-to-date with the latest information.

David Brewer, Media Helping Media | April 15, 2011

Journalists: 5 tweets guaranteed to get you fired

Journalists have been getting fired for tweeting the wrong things. Here are five types of tweets to avoid if you want to keep your job.

Nicole Martinelli | March 23, 2011

Al Jazeera to launch social media news show

Al Jazeera English is planning to launch a daily news program driven by social media called The Stream in May. IJNet caught up with two of the show's staffers in San Francisco.

Nicole Martinelli | March 07, 2011

Free social media webinars available online

Journalists interested in social media can access three free online sessions. The free Webinar series was originally held February 8 to 10, 2011. It has now been posted online.

Dana Liebelson | February 16, 2011