In today's fast-changing media landscape, it's critical for a journalist to have the right tools to report the news. While most reporters now carry smart phones, a decent recording device and a lightweight computer or iPad, very few have added social media to that toolbox. And here's why they should: social media can help journalists find sources, develop story ideas and promote their content. This presentation will look at some of the major and emerging platforms to understand how each can help a journalist do their jobs more effectively. Platforms include: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I'll also mention some of the emerging platforms, including Vine, SnapChat and Instagram.
Yumi Wilson, San Francisco State University, United States