Where Do Stories Come From?

A national survey, conducted by Cision and Don Bates of The George Washington University, found that an overwhelming majority of reporters and editors now depend on social media sources when researching their stories. Among the journalists surveyed, 89% said they turn to blogs for story research, 65% to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and 52% to microblogging services such as Twitter. The survey also found that 61% use Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia…

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Well here on the Big Island, I’d say a lot of our newspaper stories are just re-written press releases and AP Generated stuff.


3 Responses

  1. True, true…lots of journalists are scooping up info via Social Media…especially during slow news days. Blogs are so much better…plus, the engagement is there! Newspapers are so one-way. They are so 1900’s. Sorry, I do have friends who work for the newspaper.

  2. Damon, I’d like to hand it to you!

    I quit my prescription to the local papers when I discovered that many blogs here were giving away information for free.

    You give a different side of things that I have not read before.



    • Tanks yeah…

      I actually like our local reporters and I think they may be restricted a bit.

      So be it…

      I just pass things on… and apparently at times folks don’t like what I pass on… and other times folks do.

      Not trying to remake things… I just enjoy being online and being informed of things as well as passing on information as I learn things.

      Mahalo for your Support Jayson

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