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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Have you ever wanted to connect with other journalists? Have you ever wondered why social media has not yet embraced this idea? Worry no more.

According to a report from Mashable, the use of Facebook in the newsroom is no longer obsolete. The page, Facebook for Journalists, allows media-driven people to connect with others in a way which no other site as done before. Although the number of journalists on Facebook isn't monumentally dominant, this page allows those who want to connect with other writers and broadcasters do just that.

The growth of the world's leading social network in the world of journalism was only a matter of time. Everything in media has to adapt nowadays in order to stay successful. The advantages Facebook presents in the news world are great. It can be a landmine of sources, it can help you share your story, fill a reporter's toolbox with new opportunities, and can be distributed in newer ways in which the original forms could not.

Using this new venture can help us all as media students tremendously. The power of networking, to me, is very undersold to college kids like us. If all of us "like" the Journalists on Facebook page, it may open brand new doors that we may never have imagined. I ask that you do go like the page and explore it, because if you love journalism as much as I do, then you'll appreciate what this newbie can do for your vocation as well.

Photo Credit: Alter-Eco via Creative Commons

2 comments:

Morgan Abel April 6, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

Facebook and other social media sites are the future of networking. If we can use these sites to our advantage, why not? I think it's foolish not to take advantage of the opportunity.

Ben Lucas April 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

It's pretty crazy how important networking is compared to just working hard and being qualified. If something as easy to use as Facebook can make networking an easier time it would be ridiculous not to take advantage of it.

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