Three resources helping journalists sort through data for their reporting
Which is more important: Getting news out first or getting it right?
With the ability to post anything on social media at any time, our news cycle – previously hastened by online news sites and 24-hour cable news – has become instantaneous.
On the one hand, we now have the ability to track news as it happens, often from citizen journalists who are tweeting and recording on the scene. However, that also adds pressure on the media to report news more quickly than before.
As we’ve repeatedly seen, this can lead to mistakes -- sometimes with serious consequences.
In a recent post on Beyond PR, we looked at the speed vs. accuracy debate and how journalists are adapting to the new news cycle. We highlighted a few resources for reporters in that post, such as Josh Stearns’ Verification Junkie Tumblr and HootSuite’s white paper 3 Ways Social Media Command Centers Improve Newsrooms.
But with so many tools out there, it’s a subject worth returning to. So, once a week over the next month, we’ll cover different resources to aid in faster reporting.
This week, we feature three tools that help the media quickly sift through statistics.
Continue reading on PR Newswire's blog for journalists, Beyond Bylines.