More stats and more research on social media usage by journalists

This is nothing new, especially if you followed this blog last week but a few more stats that reflect mainstream journalism’s embracing of new media and social media never hurts. According to a study carried out by the second annual Middleberg/SNCR Survey of Media in the Wired World, nearly 70% of the journalists surveyed are using social networking sites to assist with their reporting, which was a 28% increase from the previous year’s survey.

91% of the journalists surveyed said that new media is enhancing journalism to some extent. My guess is that their use of social media enhances journalism by effectively allowing the press corps to communicate with the public and keep a finger on their collective ‘pulse’ so to speak.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/journalists-use-of-social-media-is-surging-according-to-2nd-annual-middlebergsncr-survey-of-media-in-the-wired-world-2010-02-19?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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~ by Vinayak Pande on February 23, 2010.

One Response to “More stats and more research on social media usage by journalists”

  1. Excellent research, thanks for posting! Very relevant to this class.

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