Navigating the Social Network Minefield

Number 3087
Subject Social networks
Source Stephen Stock; Andrew Siegel; Rick Yarborough
Affiliation CBS News
Year 2008
Summary The authors discuss why social networks have a place in journalism, and how to use them to enhance your stories. They also discuss some ethical and legal issues regarding the use of social networks. The authors include advice for creating compelling visuals from a computer screen. The tipsheet ends with examples of journalism in which social networks have been well utilized.
Tags social networks; facebook; MySpace; internet research; sourcing; journalism ethics; visual story telling
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Panelists Stephen Stock (CBS); Andrew Siegel (CBS); Rick Yarborough (Fox News)