Newspapers have started issuing social media rules, prompting US-based journalist, PhD student and blogger Gina Chen to explore the ethics of social media for journalists, using an array of timely examples and case studies.
Gina Chen suggests that newspapers embrace two ideas: the mass audience is dead; and the product of newspaper websites is not news.
“Imagine if a newspaper’s web site didn’t look like a news web site at all. Instead, when you entered the site, you faced a question: What do you want to do? (I’m picturing it almost like Facebook’s ‘What’s on Your Mind?’)”
Newspaper journalist Gina Chen goes through her working day in an online-first newsroom with some great tips on time management and using social media tools.