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Shop Talk
Shop Talk
Shop Talk - April 19
(2011-04-19)
(wium) - The panelists discuss how they think social media should be used by journalists.

Bill Knight said social media can be used as a tool to receive tips about stories. It can also be used to promote stories. He said reporters should simply remember to maintain a sense of professionalism.

Mike Murray also said reporters need to be professional, but added he is not a big fan of social media. He is concerned some reporters might editorialize, thus compromising the way they're viewed.

Murray also said it makes more sense for someone to use the phone to contact a reporter with a tip. He said that's a more private way of communicating than social media.

Rich Egger said reporters need to follow ethical guidelines, no matter what medium is being used.

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