In light of Te’o story, how can we fix sports journalism?

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The spread of the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax is only the latest case of journalistic misconduct in the world of sports journalism. How can we fix it? [...]

Making Twitter Work for Reporting

Despite its reputation, Twitter is not just to tell people what you had for breakfast. Journalists willing to learn the tool well can also use Twitter to:

Monitor the activities and interactions of people you cover Crowdsource stories by asking your followers for ideas or info Quickly find people who witnessed or experienced an event See what people are talking about right now Live report from the scene of a news event Drive traffic to your content So, how do you do that? Tweets you might send: If you want info, say so. Simply tweet: “Trying to find someone who…” or “Anyone out there know…” Ask for re-tweets. Tweet out links to your work or links to other content you find funny, interesting or relevant to your beat that you’d like to pass on. Keep readers abreast of what you’re working on. Share what you are doing or where you [...]