Storify: Is eyewitness news, news?

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    A big thank you to our amazing panelists @adamblottr @jasonmillsitv @fergb @StephenSidlo for our “Eyewitness News” debate. #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 07:35:22
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    @fergusb ‘technology is not a replacement for normal human behaviour’ – no, because it IS normal human behaviour #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:34:35
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    Really interesting panel and audience at #smwgood for #smwldn – thanks for inviting me
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:40:46
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    I thought the live ‘Is eyewitness news,news’ event @thegoodagency was very #good – a thought-provoking debate to start the day. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:18:31
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    On measurement: I’ve found that @Storify is a very effective way of demonstrating social media worth to senior management #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:08:26
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    Interesting discussion about news, citizen journalism and trust at #smwldn #smwgood. Kate
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:08:23
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    Charities should use volunteers to generate content on social media. If it trends it may be picked up by media #smwgood v/@mynewsdesk_uk
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:08:15
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    Do comms pros value ‘mainstream’ coverage over social media ‘buzz’ because they feel they can’t quantify social buzz? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:05:09
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    So much resource is being pumped into PR via corporates – surely they should invest equally in #sm. Sharing is caring #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:04:54
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    Analytical is there to prove the ROI of the value of investing is communications work @jonobean #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:04:50
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    Seminar on social media at @thegoodagency this morn #smwldn #smwgood – interesting stuff!
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:04:28
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    Charities/NGOs – leverage the engagement in your employee/volunteer base. An army of communicators? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:02:51
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    Charities (can) build great engagement with their volunteers. It’s an emotional relationship, not necessarily (just) monetary. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:02:20
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    Charities should use their volunteers to generate your content on social media. If it trends it may be picked up by media #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:01:17
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    “Technology is not a replacement for normal human behaviour.” @fergb – it’s people behind both. #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 05:00:47
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    Would love to know how much the chilling effect of libel law affects the stories @adamblottr will cover (or not!) #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:59:56
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    Comms pros, think: Is it news? Is it current? Is it new? Is your analysis/insight new? Is there a… ahem… celeb?! #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:59:38
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    Get your development officer’s story in country – not the story from your spokesperson back at head office #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:58:40
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    Charities should use social media to find out what is current and base your news stories around that #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:58:36
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    What is happening to the ‘exclusive’? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:57:13
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    Talking about how to sell in your story. Social media is not a replacement for normal human behaviour so pick up the phone! #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:56:51
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    @jasonmillsitv says we put out news, not agendas #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:55:54
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    Just because someone tweets a photo (eg riots) does that mean the media has the right to publish it as it’s in the public domain? #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:53:26
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    “We won’t have anything on the site that is potentially libellous” says @adamblottr. Interesting. *ponders* #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:52:22
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    @thegoodagency does social media mean we hear more diverse voices or does it just end up bring used in v trad news format? #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:50:17
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    Organisations: if you are the ‘victim’ of an untrue story, are you well equipped to turn the digital tide? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:50:04
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    Hooray, someone is asking about accountability at #smwgood #smwldn. It’s an important point.
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:49:53
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    Q from audience: If a citizen journalism site gets it wrong and implicates someone unfairly, what are the repercussions? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:49:33
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    Nothing’s 100% verified. Multiple sources means consumers must be savvier about what each one represents. #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:46:52
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    absolutely – tailoring your msg is key “@HeatherMND: Find your influencers. Different messages go to different people 🙂 #smwgood”
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:46:48
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    Find your influencers. Different messages go to different people 🙂 #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:43:44
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    What is the difference between eyewitness news and news from a newsorganisation if the newsorg. doesn’t check the facts? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:43:01
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    Lively debate about the value and authenticity of citizen journalism at #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:42:30
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    Loving the debate about verifying facts before releasing a story- is it better to be right or first? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:41:47
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    @thegoodagency Since we’ve heard their successes, would be interested to hear @adamblotter talk about their two f-ups. #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:41:17
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    @jasonmillsitv people are more informed now but they still come to and trust traditional media sources #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:41:15
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    How does fragmentation affect news outlets!? #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:40:15
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    Q from audience: because you have a range of media sources to get news from, does that make you a sharper or rounder journalist? #smwgood
    Wed, Feb 15 2012 14:14:11
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    Trusted is more important than first #smwgood #6words1day
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:40:02
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    Is it better to be first with a story or right? Well, it’s better to be both! #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:38:21
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    Oops. Causing trouble at #smwldn #smwgood. Can’t help myself.
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:37:38
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    This debate is well #good #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:37:24
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    Trad media takes longer to break stories because they have to verify facts and get permission for photos, videos etc #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:35:22
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    Great debate on fact checking in news gathering @thegoodagency #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:34:59
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    @adamblottr says you get credibility by breaking news early and getting it right! #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:34:24
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    RT @radiokate: No. That is a dangerous assumption from @adamblottr. Thank goodness for fact checkers. #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:31:10
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    Blottr “puts its balls on the line”. Eg they published first image of Gaddafi shot, while other media were still verifying #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:30:01
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    @adamblottr says as a citizen journalist site they do not use news sites verify facts. Their content is user-led #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:29:32
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    #sm journalists are more entertaining than big corporates; plus you get content just as quick. Will professional PR fade? #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:27:53
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    Now @thegoodagency for ‘Is eyewitness news, news?’ Some fantastic debates on the citizen journalist vs news organisation #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:27:29
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    We can benefit from citizen journalists and career journalists to bring us the stories, contribute, hold politicians to account. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:27:25
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    #sm journalists are more entertaining than big corporates; plus you get content just as quick. Will professional PR fade? #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:27:53
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    @thegoodagency in light of recent developments, what do the panel think about journalists breaking news stories on Twitter ? #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:25:50
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    @mynewsdesk_uk No. That is a dangerous assumption from @adamblottr. Thank goodness for fact checkers. #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:24:57
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    Which sources can be trusted for news? #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:26:19
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    Panel agrees that the news orgs and their journos are compatible and should work cohesively #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:24:22
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    We can benefit from citizen journalists and career journalists to bring us the stories, contribute, hold politicians to account. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:27:25
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    Individual and organisation twitter accounts can – and should – coexist side by side. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:23:01
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    Is it a challenge to news orgs when their journos are ‘famous’ on Twitter? Do people want to follow individuals rather than orgs? #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:22:10
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    Big split of opinion on the panel. If everyone is saying something on social media it is likely to be true? Or not? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:21:47
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    Wow, really @adamblottr? “if something is trending on Twitter it’s generally true”. You said that out loud. Twice?!?! #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:18:33
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    If it’s trending, the chances are it’s factually correct @adamblottr #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:18:17
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    Just because something is out there & trending on SM, doesn’t mean it’s true or factually correct <- wise words from @fergb #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:17:54
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    @jasonmillsitv says 18-21 yr olds are up to speed on news due to Facebook & twitter use #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:17:08
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    Just because it’s out there in social media doesn’t make it true. Deaths have been reported by news agencies that weren’t true #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:17:32
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    @jasonmillsitv from news sources like BBC, ITN, from people they trust #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:16:25
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    @londoncharlotte asks if people are using social media as their only news source, who are they trusting? #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:15:25
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    only 60% of world covered by news agency bureaux now #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:14:55
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    “Social media has changed media more than TV or print did” says @adamblottr #smwgood #smwldn #futurecomms
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:14:54
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    Social media plugs the gap for news agencies that don’t have foreign journos #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:14:42
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    Question from the audience: “Are we actually better informed now?” #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:12:29
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    Social media has allowed people to make money as eye witnesses #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:10:58
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    Ah jolly good, @jasonmillsitv talking sense. Social media hasn’t changed the central tenets of journalism, you still fact check. #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:09:21
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    @jasonmillsitv views Tweeters as witnesses, which is the same in traditional media. Just harder to sort through the ‘real’ #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:08:46
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    Still have to consider exactly the same things when we tell a story, even in the social media world @fergusb #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:08:10
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    @jasonmillsitv doesn’t think social media has changed anything for the professional but has for the consumer #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:07:27
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    For the consumer everything has changed. For the professional nothing has changed @jasonmillsitv #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:07:18
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    Social media is an agent and tool for change but not necessarily the greatest @fergb #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:06:08
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    Social media is the unmoderated element of news unlike TV where news is just consumed #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:06:07
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    Social media has forced us to change. It’s such a transparent medium. @adamblottr #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:05:03
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    Iran has since changed it’s mind, realising social media could also be used for tracking and propaganda – @stephensildo #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:04:58
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    Social media has enabled transparency and has provided a tool for change #smwgood #smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:04:34
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    When @Demotix was started, it was immediately banned by Iran, they thought it was against social.good says @stephensildo #smwldn #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:03:21
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    Everyone is introducing themselves: ITN, The assoc Press, The Good Agency, Blottr #smwgood
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 04:01:21
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    Proceedings kicking off @ ‘Is Eyewitness news, news’. Lookin forward to the comin discussions #smwgood # smwldn
    Tue, Feb 14 2012 03:58:51

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