The report from a survey of 371 journalists and editors in the USA states that for their research:
- 55% use micro blogging sites (e.g. Twitter)
- 65% use social networks
- 89% use blogs
Perhaps someone should point out to them the growing story from yesterday's Irish Mail on Sunday newspaper, which apparently took selected quotes from Air Traffic Controller Melanie Dawn's blog to sensationalise a story about sexism in her work place.
This was all done without her consent, which is why Melanie is apparently now seeking legal advice (and probably why the story cannot be found anywhere on the Mail's site.... funny that!
Perhaps before declaring the lack of standards of social media, journalist should look at little closer to home first?
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