Do You Tweet When Your Friends Are Getting Shot? (3/8)

This article from Social Media + Society explores the use of social media as an on-site reporting tool during times of crisis, examining reports during and immediately after a lone-wolf terror attack in Norway in July, 2011. Authors interviewed 8 survivors who used social media as a communication and reporting tool during the attacks and analyzed the reports that resulted from journalists’ use of the social media posts. The article concludes that social media play an important role in crisis communication and event reporting for both journalists and the general public and offers suggestions for appropriate use of social media reports by journalists.

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