Veteran social media editors and journalists from Silicon Valley sit down to talk at a Stanford University symposium about the impact on social media on news reporting.
The inventor of Google News, as well as the executive editor of Yahoo News and a social media strategist for National Public Radio join the panel of digital news reporters to discuss professional journalism in an age of instant news.The conversation focuses on traditional journalism and how digital media is changing news.
The panel also takes a look at the effect of social media on journalists to find news sources and how much legal protection a journalist can expect for their tweets and blog postings.
And later, the group aims to make consumers of news think about how they get their news about how social media is affecting the quality of news via digital distribution.
Participants include people who were present at the creation of digital news: Krishna Bharat, Founder of Google News; Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist, NPR Social Media; Will Tacy, Executive Editor for Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Finance and Susan Mernit, Co-Founder of Oakland Local, community news and training nonprofit. Moderated by James Bettinger, Director of the John S Knight Fellowships, Stanford.