zondag 3 augustus 2014

PLURALISM & OPENNES are key in the SA Twitter network


By Peter Verweij and Elvira van Noort

Twitter has changed the way in which journalists
do their work – they need a new set of skills to stay
relevant in their field. “If you as a journalist don’t use
it, you do yourself a disservice as news breaks on Twitter,
radio, television, newspaper – in that order”, argues Radio702
presenter Aki Anastasiou. South African freelance journalist
and avid Twitter user Gus Silber adds that “hardly any major
news event these days goes unaccompanied by analysis of what
people are saying about it on Twitter”. It is clear that Twitter
has changed their news routine and their relationship with the
public.
Download the full issue in pdf format of Rhodes Journalism Review at:
http://www.rjr.ru.ac.za/pdfs/RJR_ALIVE_3_Twitter.pdf

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