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Journalistic challenges and practices when using Social Media

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Associated Professor and MEKK member, Elsebeth Frey has contributed as coauthor to the article “Crises, Rumours and Reposts: Journalists’ Social Media Content Gathering and Verification Practices in Breaking News Situations.”

The article explores central journalistic challenges and emerging practices related to using social media (SoMe) for collecting and validating newsworthy content; and investigates how practices may contribute to a user-friendly design of a web-based SoMe content validation toolset.