A Message for Journalists: It's Time to Flex Old Muscles in New Ways

June 2010
Nieman Reports;Summer2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p45
The author discusses the trends in using online social networks in distributing news. According to a report from the Pew Research Center, 75% of American consumers receive news through electronic mail messages and online social network sites. The author relates the results of his research in July 2009 which revealed that 49% of Americans used Facebook for news gathering, while 20% used the Twitter site. He stresses that editors and journalists alike will have to work on how they can best prepare and deliver news to consumers using the latest online social networks.


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