Monday, August 10, 2009

Now THAT's Facebook Journalism

I've written a lot about what I call "Facebook Journalism" here at Virtualpolitik. (See here, here, here, and here for examples.)

Now "The Journalist's Guide to Facebook" goes beyond shortcuts and web surfing to argue for more methodological and rhetorical attention by journalists to the use of Facebook as a acknowledged source and as a channel for dissemination of news content. It argues that researching stories is also a reciprocal process that involves disclosure by the journalist as well as by the informant for a story.

Jane Kirtley and J.D. Lasica contribute tips and advice to those who may not see how the use of social media can create ethical dilemmas for journalists and how these sites serve not only as forms of publication but also sites of community.

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