Tell Us: How Do You Use Multimedia?

When one refers to the “old days,” it means different things to different people. In the news industry, we’re talking pre-smart phones, pre-social media, and pre-all things digital. You could argue journalism was simpler then. Reporters took notes, conducted interviews, got a few quotes, and wrote their stories. Done. Now, thanks to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,…

Faster Fact Checking, Part 2: Making Sense of Social Media

This is the second in a series about online resources for faster fact checking. Read Part 1 for tools that help journalists make sense of statistics. Social media often gets blamed for inaccurate reporting and spreading misinformation.  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks can be  helpful, so long as they’re used responsibly. User-generated content…

Meeting the Rapid Fire Needs of the Media

As I contemplated this post to tout the recent enhancements to our media site, PR Newswire for Journalists, I found myself reflecting on how the role of journalists has evolved and changed over the years, and how at every phase, PR Newswire has tried to answer their changing needs. A former reporter myself, I remember…