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Social Media as an Act of Journalism

Bob Turner

Bob Turner

Bob Turner, my first city editor, didn’t do social media. His heyday as a journalist was in the 1950s through 1980s, and he was more comfortable with a typewriter than a computer. (When I moved into his old desk at The Tampa Times, I had to switch things around so that I faced the computer terminal instead of the old typewriter.)

But if Bob were a reporter now, I think he would embrace social media – mostly because it would expand the number of sources he could talk with.

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#lkld now

Social media can be an illuminating window into a community and its people. The feed below, which updates constantly, shows images posted to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #lkld. It’s a little experiment in automated social curation I created at rebelmouse.com. (View a full-width version here.)

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