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Four ways journalists can use Facebook (and other social networks)

The following are answers to a question posed by Greg Manset (via Facebook, naturally):How can journalists use Facebook?

  1. As a great way to find contacts. For example: say you cover the health industry and you add 20 of your contacts to Facebook – by looking at their friends you may be able to find other contacts you wouldn’t otherwise have met. Now, you obviously have to be careful you don’t add whistleblowers or anonymous sources and risk their anonymity, but for most day to day work this can be really useful. I should add that LinkedIn and Twitter can be used in the same way. Continue reading