Social Media

Social Media

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

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