Author Archives: Samone Behrendt

#j491 Twitter Curation for April 7 – 12

Here is this week’s weekly Twitter curation. 

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The Journal News publishes names and locations of gun permit holders after Sandy Hook

Shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting, the Westchester, NY based Journal News published an interactive map that featured the names and addresses of people in the area who held gun permits. While this information was legally obtained, the Journal News … Continue reading

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Five discussion questions for March 17

Breaking news is highly important and needs to be disseminated quickly, which can result in reporting misinformation. What are some strategies news organizations can implement to ensure accurate reporting? Authentication and offline confirmation is critical when using information obtained via … Continue reading

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The importance of social networking sites for the news media

The big takeaway from this weeks reading assignment is that it is important for the news media to use a variety of social networks to reach their target audiences. It is no longer a question of whether or not the … Continue reading

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