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Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings

Pew Research Center finds reason to believe that American journalism has a future -- and social media will play a key role.

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Kristin Burnham
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4/4/2014 | 11:04:28 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
LinkedIn has invested a LOT on becoming a news destination, from relaunching LinkedIn Today as Pulse and adding user-generated content with blogs. News seems like a good fit for a professional social network, but like you, I wonder how successful it's been. Does LinkedIn make anyone's list of news outlets?
Justin Belmont
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4/3/2014 | 10:15:02 PM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I'm really glad to see the Pew Research Center's findings. The Prose Media team uses a lot of different platforms for news, and Facebook and Twitter are definitely some of them. I'd be interested to see how many people check out the news via LinkedIn.
SaneIT
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4/2/2014 | 8:23:57 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I'm in the same boat.  I enjoy a couple different feed readers that grab content from multiple established sources.  I know that print media is dying but the infrastructure and knowhow for news gathering are still there so they are still good sources for news.  I don't click on any FB link because I've learned that quite often it's not something that a friend posted deliberately, typically they "like" a page and it starts posting for them.  I don't want sites doing the same for me.
Shane M. O'Neill
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4/1/2014 | 1:10:19 PM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I get my news from a variety of sources: tablet-based magazines, the Sunday paper (yes the actual inky physical paper - i recently went back to it), and also LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. My Facebook news only occasionally comes from friends' likes and shares (though that definitely happens). But the majority comes from just following pubs like NYT and Wash Post on Facebook. I end up reading a lot of good stories just passing through Facebook. I like to balance that approach with the more structured experience of reading magaziness like BusinessWeek and Entertainment Weekly on my tablet. Whatever works for you.
SaneIT
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3/28/2014 | 8:21:11 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
Definitely not getting my news from Facebook.  I very rarely read anything that is linked, mainly because I can usually guess what the article is about based on who is linking it and because I don't want to be tempted to wade into a fight on Facebook which I typically see after a controversial news story is linked.  I do think the way we get our news is changing and is much more dynamic than years past but I don't let my friends filter my news for me.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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3/27/2014 | 9:17:30 PM
Where do you get your news?
#2 rings true for me -- I discover a lot of news on Facebook and Twitter, though I don't log on specifically for that. I'm curious about others' news habits -- are you getting more news from social sites?
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