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Posts Tagged ‘reporting’

Social media – the Johnny-on-the-spot of news reporting

In Journalism practice on March 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

More and more, social media is reporting from the frontline of news events, taking us faster and closer to what’s happening around us, often before traditional media has realised there’s something going on. How trustworthy is such a scattergun approach to reporting?

The Guardian‘s Ellie Mae O’Hagan has some thoughts on the matter, here.

“He-said, she said” journalism vs “Why-he said, why-she-said” journalism

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

“He-said, she-said” journalism vs “Why-he-said, why-she-said” journalism

In an increasingly crowded world of instant information the need for journalism that explains – not just reports – what is going on is crucial. It’s crucial to an informed population, to democratic process, to holding those in power to account for their actions. Being first with the news <is> important but depth and accuracy must always trump speed. Mathew Ingram at GigaOm recently took a look at some US media start-ups that focus on explanatory journalism. Check out his piece here.