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Poll: What social media is used by journalists in UK and Europe?

The results of an extensive study by media communications intelligence firm Cision and George Washington University suggest that the use of social media sites and networks has become a fundamental part of US journalists’ research when working on stories.

“While this is a survey of North American journalists, we believe the findings mirror behaviour among journalists in the UK, more so than elsewhere in Europe,” says Falk Rehkopf, head of research for Cision Europe, about the study.

“There might be some lag in wider adoption, but media professionals are ahead of the curve when it comes to social media – such that, in many ways, Twitter can be thought of as a de facto social network for the UK media industry.”

As such, below is our own, though less extensive poll for journalists and editors working in the UK and Europe – what social media are you using?

Erm… new job? What new job? Confusion at Cision

This rather exposes my high-level research methods for our Smart Moves column, but thought it was funny.

Yesterday’s Cision Media Bulletin reported that:

Katy Guest has joined The Independent newspaper as Deputy Literary Editor … and The Independent Magazine Rhiannon Harries has started as the Editorial Assistant.

So this morning, I dropped them both an email to find out more so I could write a little nib for our site. Rather swiftly two emails came back: both along the lines of ‘new job, what new job?’ In fact, Harries hasn’t changed her job at all, and Guest tells me she has been deputy literary editor for 18 months.

Not quite so up-to-date job news then…