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Impact of Journalists’ Reliance on Social Media for News Writing and Reporting

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DOI: 10.23977/mediacr.2022.030101 | Downloads: 41 | Views: 1436


Zhendong Pan 1


1 School of Communication and Arts, the University of Queensland, Qld4072, Australia

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Zhendong Pan


The journalism professionals are being required to adjust their information sources to include the social media platform as a source of information. However, there have been observed changes in the news quality due to the issues of reliability and authenticity of information displayed on the social media channel. Fake news makes journalists in general prone to poor performance. Journalists have, thus been in a fix on whether to use the information gathered in the internet, particularly social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others. Lack of proper proof is thus an issue of concern to the training journalists and those already in the field. This research project aims at pointing out the impact of journalist’s students’ reliance on social media for news writing and reporting.


Social networking, UGC, Information platform, Information sources, Reliability and authenticity, Fake news


Zhendong Pan, Impact of Journalists’ Reliance on Social Media for News Writing and Reporting. Media and Communication Research (2022) Vol. 3: 1-8. DOI:


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