Monthly Archive: May 2013

Picture: "Rewind it, by a.powers-fudyma on flickr Misreporting the Boston Bombings. Picture: "Rewind it, by a.powers-fudyma on flickr

Misreporting the Boston bombings

“Something is going on. I want to be precise. We don’t know what it is.” This is a quote from CNN anchor, Wolf Blitzer as he attempted to report on the manhunt for Boston Marathon bomber Dhokar Tsarnaev and was typical of the general chaos that surrounded the media coverage of both the bombings and […]

When should journalists retweet? When should journalists retweet?

Can you retweet without endorsing?

Social media and Twitter in particular has become an integral part of the working journalist’s day. As news organisations around the globe struggle to keep pace with changing technology, social media guidelines are often out-dated or missing altogether and it’s difficult for media professionals to figure out exactly what information should be shared and when.