Can you join the journalism "priesthood" without a Twitter handle?

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Oct 9, 2014 em Social Media

Journalists reluctant to join Twitter, finding reliable data as a mobile journalist and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Should all journalists be on Twitter?

Last month a piece in BuzzFeed mocked New York Times’ staffers' resistance to using Twitter. “[T]he company,” Charlie Warzel wrote, “has struggled getting all of its staffers on board with 'new media.'" (Columbia Journalism Review, 10/9)

What options do smartphone journalists have if the 3G/4G network is down?

A smartphone is a fantastic multimedia device, but it relies on connectivity. What can a journalist do if congestion on the data network prevents them sending content? (Storify, 10/3)

Media coverage of Ebola requires a delicate balance

The task of covering Ebola is a tricky one for the media. Too much coverage, and we look like we’re being exploitative with scare tactics. Too little coverage, and we get blamed for not enlightening our audience of its scope. (Poynter, 10/5)

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