Reporting Using Social and New Media

“New Media” and Web 2.o innovations like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Delicious have changed and will continue to change the way the news is gathered, reported and disseminated or “shared”.  Here is a list of links to sites with advice and tips for using New Media and Web 2.0 tools.

Facebook: How Journalists Use Facebook by Vadim Lavrusik

Social Media Guidelines for Journalists: The Radio TV Digital News Association has released its Social Media Guidelines for journalists.

Add Mobile Journalism: Mobile Apps is a handy list of which government agencies have mobile apps and mobile Web sites. Great quick-reference. Also check out this new blog: Mobile Journalism Tools by Will Sullivan at The Reynolds Institute. Find more on the Toolbox’s Mobile Journalism page.

YouTube Reporters Center: The YouTube Reporters Center offers tips and advice targeted to citizen journalists, but the resources are helpful to student and professional journalists as well. The site launched with a great video from Politifact, the Pulitzer-winning site from the St. Petersburg Times. The video covered fact-checking basics for reporters and editors, with warnings about using Wikipedia.