What’s New And What’s True?
Journalists have always had to deal with an abundance of information coming from various sources – online and offline.
However, social media has had a specifically crucial role in journalism over the last years. From searching content, contacting experts to distributing stories via different platforms, Social Networks have played a pivotal role.
“Journalists like the fact that several social sources can be searched but they also request refined filtering functions ” -Birgit Gray
Other tools includ Flumes, Spike (Newswhip) and Tame as well as services for journalists and media organisations like Storyful. Unlike general social media tools Spike, Tame and Storyful are largely aimed at journalists.
Another platform that is worth mentioning is the EC co-funded project SocIoS. Here you can see the SocIoS journalist application.