At many news organizations, “social media” has become an euphemism for citizen journalism.  something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions. Editors think about social sharing as they’re assigning stories; writers use social channels to find sources and confirm leads; designers incorporate social media buttons and widgets into site redesigns; […]

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At many news organizations the role of  “social media” has acquired an important status. Many editors in progressive newsrooms have begun to think about social sharing while assigning stories. Reporters are being encouraged to use social channels to find sources and confirm leads. Editorial web designers constantly incorporate social media buttons and widgets to optimize […]

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