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Social media for journalists: principles and practice

Social media for journalists: principles and practice

Knight, Megan, author; Cook, Clare, author

"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media.  The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism

Book. English.
Published Los Angeles; London: Saga Publications, [2013
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Available: Newton Park

  • Newton Park – One available in Main Collection 301.243/KNI

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Megan Knight and Clare Cook
ISBN: 1446211126, 1446211134, 9781446211120, 9781446211137
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 278 pages illustrations. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Internet; Journalism.; Media literacy.; Journalism; Social networking; Mass media; Social media.

Contents

  1. Introduction: Networked Journalism
  2. PART ONE: THE NETWORKED JOURNALISTS' TOOLKIT
  3. Finding the Story
  4. Producing Content in a Social Landscape
  5. Data Journalism and Crowdsourcing
  6. Distributing the Story
  7. PART TWO: THE NETWORKED ECOLOGY
  8. Citizen Journalism and the Public Sphere
  9. Collaborative Journalism and User-Generated Content
  10. PART THREE: THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
  11. Ethics and the Code of Conduct
  12. Truth and Verification
  13. Journalism and the Law
  14. PART FOUR: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF JOURNALISM
  15. Freelancing and Building Your Brand
  16. Becoming a Media Entrepreneur
  17. The Business of Networked Journalism
  18. Conclusion: News in a New Media Ecology

Reviews

 

We are entering the new golden age of journalism - and here is a great resource for journalists wishing to seize its opportunities. This is the book that untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all.||

 

This is a brave book. How social media and journalism overlap and interact is a vital area for analysis. It's a rapidly evolving part of the media industry but this book meets the challenge head on - with spirit and personality.||

 

Social media has had a profound impact on the news industry. It has revolutionized the way the mainstream media engages with its audiences. It has given journalists incredibly powerful new tools to find, verify and tell stories and opened the means of publication to all. There is no doubt it offers great opportunities but it also poses great challenges and questions. What are the ethics and values of journalism in 2013, who controls the media and how can the traditional, big media build new relationships? This book is an excellent and much-needed guide for any journalist working in an increasingly complex media environment.