Top social media journalists talk about social media and the election
Storify hosted a national online conversation Thursday night pulling in top social media news experts. All the questions were fielded live from Twitter. You can keep the conversation going with the hashtag #socialvote.
What relevant role will social media play in the election? See what top social media journalists said in Storify's Google Hangout via this YouTube video:
- Liz Heron, director of social media and engagement, The Wall Street Journal. On Twitter, @lheron
- Craig Kanalley, senior editor, Huffington Post. On Twitter, @ckanal
- Alex Howard, Washington correspondent, O'Reilly Media. On Twitter, @digiphile
- Brian Ries, senior editor, Newsweek and The Daily Beast. On Twitter, @moneyries
- Ryan Beckwith, political editor, Digital First Media. On Twitter, @ryanbeckwith
- Mallary Tenore, managing editor, Poynter.org. On Twitter, @mallarytenore
- Storify co-founder Burt Herman led the conversation among top social media journalists.
Memes - inane, or the pulse of the nation?
- Are memes shallow pop phenomena of social media -- or can they reflect larger issues and take the pulse of the electorate? The answer, our panelists and audience felt, is a little of both.
- On the night of the first presidential debate, users deluged Twitter with 208,000 tweets - about Big Bird.
Social journalists as real-time fact-checkers
- Candy Crowley's interjection in the latest presidential debate set a precedent for journalists as real-time fact-checkers. Is that a valuable role -- and a realistic one?
- Panelist Alex Howard reaches out to another well-known social journalist, Andy Carvin of NPR.