Online Journalism | Alternative Journalistic Forms


Social Media and Young Adults

New Pew Internet Project studies reveal a decline in blogging among those under 30 and an increase among those over 30. Also, those under 30 increasingly use wireless and social networking.

A Journalist’s Guide to Twitter

Leah Betancourt of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis has compiled a nice overview of how journalists can use twitter. She also gives examples of some journalists who are using Twitter in interesting ways.

Twitter and Flight 1549

A nice article from New York Daily News about Janis Krums, who posted perhaps the first picture of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.

Air Force “Counter-Blog” Procedures

According to Wired, the U.S. Air Force is implementing a new 12-point plan to respond to negative blog posts. The accompanying flow chart is particularly interesting as a demonstration of different “types” of blog posts, at least as viewed by the Air Force.