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Journalism Meets Social Media

Hello everyone,

was browsing on twitter today, trying to find good people to add. As a student journalist I am trying to keep up with the lastest news and journalism type topics- which I’m sure you all are- well I searched on google who are the best people to follow on twitter and ended up finding a really good website for all of us.

Its called 10,000 words (not sure if you have already heard about it) and it’s all about ‘ where journalism and technology meet…’

10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.

The name comes from the phrase “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” If this is so then a multimedia or interactive story is worth 10,000 words (or more).

It’s honestly a great site and proves very helpful, especially when it comes to social media and showing how important it is and how widely it is used by the media.

The only negative thing I would say is that I think it is an american site and therefore focuses on american stories that may not seem familiar to us, so if anyone finds a good site in the uk like this it would definitely be one to have on your favourites and you can follow them on (twitter of course) If not though this still is a helpful site and I would reccomend it for any new journalist or one with 50 years under their belt!

Here is the link : http://10000words.net/

Kelly Wade.

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