Some statistics

As a follow up to my last post about BBC mandating its news room staffers to use social media as a primary source of information, the data in this story seems to show that most journalists were way ahead of the British news organization on that front.

Interestingly however, the majority of the journalists in the survey conducted by the George Washington University believe the information from social media to be less reliable than information from traditional sources. The survey also shows that more journalists still turn to corporate websites for their online research than they do to blogs and other social media platforms.

This does not surprise me too much as ultimately information that goes into print, on-air and on-line requires that ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ credibility that will make people sit up and take notice.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/feb/15/journalists-social-music-twitter-facebook

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~ by Vinayak Pande on February 16, 2010.

One Response to “Some statistics”

  1. Your posts are very interesting, how you present them a little boring. Don’t be shy, add photos, more links and video.

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