Social Media Reporting

Sangeeta Pranvendra


Whether it is an important political announcement or an accident, social media has it first. While one cannot be sure of the veracity of every piece of information/content on social media, it is now a major source of news, one that a reporter simply cannot ignore. It is in this context that this chapter explains how over time social media has turned into a vital tool for communication and has evolved as a speedy source of news. It explores why politicians, stars, sportspersons, social workers and even journalists use it to disseminate information and to communicate. The chapter then deliberates on nature of communication, social media platforms and if that is a new phenomenon. ...

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