Social Media Change Journalism

7 years ago by in 2012 Tagged:

Editor’s Note: This is the second posting in a series of in-depth audio reports from undergraduate students in the School of Communication at American University.

Social media sites online such as Twitter and Facebook no longer serve the sole purpose of sharing photos and funny tidbits among friends.  These social media platforms have reshaped how other media are reporting and sending information to the public. Amanda Zimmer produced this audio report.

(The report is 4:24 in length and is 4 MB in size for download. Please use the players below.)

(The graphic is from People’s Open Graphics via Flickr, using a Creative Commons license.)

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