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Education and Social MediaToward a Digital Future$
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Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034470

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001

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Social Media Education in News Organizations: Experimentation at the BBC

Social Media Education in News Organizations: Experimentation at the BBC

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(p.79) 5 Social Media Education in News Organizations: Experimentation at the BBC
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Education and Social Media
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Valerie Belair-Gagnon

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.003.0006

Social media prompt a set of questions for news organizations. These questions concern the nature, processes, and consequences of journalism, and focus on changes in the structure, practices, journalistic culture and beats of reporting. This paper shows how social media education is becoming more widespread in BBC norms and practices, and in new educational initiatives designed with social media as a new component in BBC news production and distribution.

Keywords:   Social media, News organization, Journalism, Journalistic culture, BBC, education

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