Article: Facebook’s Growing Role in Social Journalism

Here is a piece about Facebook and journalism.  In the piece, they discuss how Facebook was a large part of the Egyptian Revolution and has been used often in journalism.  Here is an excerpt:

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A Facebook-only news organization? It was only a matter of time.

The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and news coverage to its Facebook Page starting on March 1. This risky move by the site’s editor, Cindy Cotte Griffiths, highlights Facebook’s growing role as a platform for journalists to use for social storytelling and reporting.

When it comes to journalists using social media, Twitter has been the go-to platform for real-time reporting and reaching out to sources, largely because it’s a public platform and most of its content is accessible. But with Facebook continuing to scale and in some ways becoming more public, it offers journalists an arsenal of content types beyond 140 characters and an alternative destination to connect with new sources of information.

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The rest of the article can be found here:

http://mashable.com/2011/02/27/facebooks-growing-role-in-social-journalism/

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