As we kick off our unit in politics, we will need to look at the role social media plays from several different angles, including the reporters themselves. The quick access to political commentary as it happens via social media has changed the way news is delivered. We have gone from a few select reporters bringing us the news to hundreds of reporters sending out news as fast as they can type, even if they’re a thousand miles away.
Take a look at the video here:
Pay careful attention to John Dickerson’s recommendation toward the end about pulling social media usage down some. Do you think it’s realistic? Why or why not? Do you think social media usage in press coverage is a good thing? Why or why not?
Post today first thing in class (10/7)