BlackBerry or iPhone, Which is Better for Journalists? UK Reporters’ Tweets To Be Regulated, Social Media as ‘First Draft’ of History

For today’s serving of media and journalism stories, we have some insight into new tools of the trade for journalists and website copywriting services. We also have an interesting piece on the way social media shapes the way history is recorded through the media. And finally, we have some news from the UK, where journalists’ Twitter feeds will fall under increased editorial scrutiny.

It’s all the news fit to blog at Ebyline’s Daily Dose.

BlackBerry or iPhone, Which is Better for Journalists?

“Earlier this week we told you about the 10 best journalistic apps on theBlackBerry and iPhone, now it’s time to examine which is the better device for journalists. As you might expect, the answer really depends on the nature of your job. And with so many new smartphones being released, the BlackBerry and iPhone aren’t your only options…”

5 Document Collaboration Tools for the iPad

“Continuing our series on iPad apps for work, today we’ll look at document collaboration tools for the iPad….”

How Social Media Creates a Rough Draft of History

“Washington Post publisher Philip Graham famously described journalism as the “first rough draft of history” in a speech to Newsweek correspondents in 1963 — but as a new research paper from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism notes, that role is increasingly being played by social media such as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook. The latest example is the coverage of the Osama bin Laden raid, which triggered questions about whether the person sharing news via social media was a journalist or not. As the Reuters paper confirms, those kinds of questions are becoming increasingly moot, as journalism is distributed to anyone with a smartphone…”

UK Journalists’ Tweets To Be Regulated

“Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year, the first time the body has sought to consolidate social media messages under its remit. The PCC believes that some postings on Twitter are, in effect part of a “newspaper’s editorial product”, writings that its code of practice would otherwise cover if the same text appeared in print or on a newspaper website.”

 

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