Twitter: The New Journalism

cctvWith the growing popularity of new media tools like Twitter, many in traditional news media around the world wonder if they should call it a day. Now more than ever, citizen journalism has broken down the barriers to help get out stories in the name of social justice and transparency, especially during natural disasters.

Just a few days ago, people in China used Twitter to report news and information about a fire at the CCTV complex in Beijing, China. Earlier today a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shocked Indonesia, with no damages or casualties so far.

“I continue to be impressed how twitter is able to report on the Earthquake in Indonesia a few hours before it’s reported on major news sites,” from a tweet by Jyamasaki

Posted in Accountability/Transparency, Asia, Online Journalism, Twitter and tagged .

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