Friday, April 22, 2011

Twiiter as the anti-TV for news coverage: personal, transparent, real

Importantly, this discussion isn't about Twitter as citizen journalism as it is about the way a professional journalist uses the medium to gather, filter and disseminate news. Very insightful:

"One important way in which the curator/anchor role differs on Twitter compared to television relates to the second mechanism, the availability of unfiltered, graphic content. There has been a steady stream of photographs and videos depicting the reality of war and violence: images of the dead, dying and wounded of all ages, from small babies to elderly men and women have been circulating on social media sites. Understandably, victims of such violence did not feel a need to censor their very real suffering and keep it from us, the way television steps between us and the victims and isolates us, the audience, from reality."

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