Social Media for Journalists
Principles and Practice
- Megan Knight - Central Lancashire University
- Clare Cook - Central Lancashire University
"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.
This is an important area as journalism continues to evolve and develop and is part of the curriculum across practice-based delivery in News Journalism as well as academic discussions in politics and law and regulation subjects.
A clear easily accessible read.
This is a solid introduction to the use of social media in journalism. It outlines the key aspects well and deals with both the theory of their use and how they are used in practice.
Wonderful resource for my students. It is easy to follow. I love it!!!
This is an excellent book on how journalists can use social media as a powerful tool for newsgathering and dissemination. Journalism students will find this a very readable, informative and professionally essential guide.
Social Media for Journalists is very helpful and practical. It is easy to understand and applicable. A good guideline to the course.
But recommended to another course leader.
Excellent text, well-written and covers all key components of a very fast moving aspect of journalism.
I teach social media and this book breaks down each section, into small chunkc. Its is a little advanced for my learners, but still provides them with much needed insights into social media
A timely introduction to the role that social media has to play in journalism. This excellent book offers practical approaches to using an essential tool in an industry where multi-skilling is the norm.