~Bob J., IT Guy
“the purpose of journalism is ‘to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable’”
~Finley Peter Dunne, quoted in the book “Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of News for the Web, 3rd Edition” by James C. Foust
~Dr. Peter Gross, Political Communication
“It’s not how the Internet affects journalism, it’s how the Internet is affecting the audience”
~Lecturer Melanie Faizer, Web Journalism
Social media, and the web in general, are playing a role in news-gathering on a local and national scale. For a social media class, I will be conducting a study, of sorts, on how local television news stations are using social media to interact with their audiences and using user-generated content in reporting and gathering news. I have lots of questions…. but no answers yet. Gotta start somewhere, right?