News Reporters Now Depend on Social Media Sources

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A national survey conducted by Cision and Don Bates of George Washington University found that an overwhelming majority of reporters and editors now depend on social media sources when researching their stories. Among the journalists surveyed:

• 89% said they turn to blogs for story research

• 65% to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn

• 52% to microblogging services such as Twitter

• 61% use Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia.

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