Monthly Archive: July 2013

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Skeptics, conformists & activists: how and why journalists use social media

When it comes to using social media, there are three main categories of journalist suggests a recent paper published in the journal Digital Journalism. These categories provide insight into why journalists use tools like Facebook and Twitter and why social media may be creating a new professional digital divide between users and non-users.

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Why do we need an Irish survey on journalists’ use of social media?

National surveys on the use of social media in conducting professional journalism have been conducted for a number of countries, and the findings are insightful. For example, Cision & Canterbury Christ Church University’s Social Journalism Study 2011, that looked at ‘perceptions and use of social media among journalists in the UK’, found that 97% of […]

Irish journalists interviewing government ministers. Photograph by William Murphy (informatique) Irish journalists interviewing government ministers. Photograph by William Murphy (informatique)

Hujo launches national survey on Irish journalists’ use of social media

Social media has become a vital tool to the modern journalist. From Syria, to Turkey and Brazil international news stories are being broken by ordinary citizens on social media everyday and it’s not just serious news. The latest football transfer rumours or celebrity scandal is now more likely to break on twitter than by conventional […]