11 things we learned on Day Two of J408 “Social Media for Journalists”
We went one better than the day before…
- Always check your sources.
- False information spreads the same way online as real information.
- Be a human being, before being a journalist (esp. in breaking news situations).
- Content can come from unexpected sources.
- Social Media is changing how news is broken — by individuals, organizations and publishers.
- Millennials are a very attractive — and often the most attractive — market for advertisers.
- Be careful with what you post online.
- Although we’re seeing a rise in misinformation online, we’re also seeing a rise in tools and expertise to sort through the noise and verify content.
- Anyone can run a background check on you — be aware of what you’re sharing and where; and/or that there’s lots of information out there about you that you may not be aware of.
- Do under others (online) as they would do undo you. Netiquette matters.
- What goes online, stays online. Your digital footprint is often permanent.