Journalists and Facebook

To answer the questions “What’s in (Facebook) for journalists? For journalism? And for news organizations, at large?” editors at established a Facebook group called “Journalists and Facebook.” They invited about 25 journalists to join the group, posted a few questions to the discussion board and waited. One week later, the group had mushroomed to more than 800 members, journalists and non-journalists, from all over the world. A Centerpiece story reviews what the experience taught them. In a related story, Paul Berton at the London Free Press defends using information found on Facebook while reporting on the murder of an elderly couple in Mount Carmel, Ontario.

Seven months after the Centerpiece story ran, the American Journalism Review reviews that status of journalists and Facebook.