Blogs from diary like journals to hard news twitter

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Blogs, from diary-like journals to hard news Twitter, “microbloging” service Youtube, flicker Value to media pros o Allows networking with other media writers o Allows following blogs about profession o Can use to find sources/info for stories o Can use to disseminate news Disadvantage of social media o Blogs can contain misinformation o Facebook pages can be faked o YouTube can waste your time o Twitter allows writers to lapse into pretentious banality Citizen journalism o Citizens can report using: YouTube Facebook Twitter Blogs Video from cell phones Crunching the numbers o Computer can organize information Alphabetizing Rank ordering Correlating and matching o Spreadsheet can help Sort Summarize Combine Do calculations with information Public record available to you o Assessment and tax records, deed and property transfers o Licenses o City engineer’s records o City building permits, variances, unpaid taxes, etc o Election returns o Articles of incorporation and partnership o Bills and vouchers for government purchases o Minutes of city council/county commission meetings o Most judicial record
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o Police records o Will, receivership and bankruptcies o Sunshine law All states laws require records to available to public Several websites can help media obtain records Government agencies put many public records online If public records are in database FOIA o Gives public access to millions of fed documents o
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  • Fall '10
  • MelissaAlpers-Sprngers
  • Opinion poll, Writer, World Wide Web, media writers

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