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Let’s Talk: Journalism and Social Media

From blogs to vlogs, Facebook to MySpace, Twitter to Flickr, Delicious to reddit, words and images bounce rapidly far and wide. As journalists adapt to the shifting terrain carved out by social media, firsthand accounts about the work they do and decisions they make illuminate how the tools of social media influence the way stories are being reported and distributed. Some journalists explore emerging ethical issues; others propose principles of active engagement. This collection of stories digs deeply into challenges and opportunities that j-school students are likely one day to experience themselves, if they aren’t already.