Social Media and Breaking News

Panelists talked about the use of social media and the speed of “bad information” following breaking national news stories such… read more

Panelists talked about the use of social media and the speed of “bad information” following breaking national news stories such as recent school shootings in Connecticut and the Boston Marathon bombing. The principal of Newtown High School talked about his use of Twitter during his school’s lockdown at the time of the elementary school shootings. Andy Carvin described his use of 90,000 Twitter followers to help fact check false rumors. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Emily Bell Professor Columbia University->Graduate School of Journalism
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312336-3
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Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 3, 2013
Last Aired:
May 7, 2013

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  • May 03, 2013 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 04, 2013 | 12:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 2013 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 07, 2013 | 8:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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