links for 2011-03-30
by Martin Belam, 30 March 2011
Useful resoruces if you want to do this kind of thing.
"The events of the past few months have seen the emergence of a new, virtual, frontline - not thousands of miles away in the desert where battled-hardened war correspondents operate, but right in the heart of the newsroom. Previously, exposure to difficult content and editorial decisions in reporting conflict or disaster was generally limited to journalists in the field or a small number in the newsroom. Now, almost any journalist in the newsroom can find themselves faced with this kind of material."
Includes the great paragraph: "Facebook, Twitter and a Google search can help you find anyone, learn anything and outsmart everyone. This will however, lead you to become so oversuspicious of everyone and everything that you may go crazy."
"I was intrigued listening to people talking about what you can do with one. Now that I’ve used one, I’m still intrigued–being that I’m still a novice–with all of the information that you can get and what’s out there."