Old media fights new

Associated Press reporters have had their wrists slapped over updating their Twitter feeds with breaking news before posting it on the wires. This highlights how Twitter is becoming a lead news source and suggests that keeping up with social media can keep you connected with the latest news as it breaks and even give you information the newspapers can’t.

For example, the death of Osama Bin Laden first broke on Twitter. Anthony de Rosa, social media editor at Reuters tweeted that “News agencies must evolve or face extinction.”

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