Facebook or face time?
ShareThisIt's Digital Detox Week - so it's timely that one of questions surfacing on J-Source is whether today's multi-tasking journalists spend too much time chattering, and not enough time investigating. With all the Facebooking and tweeting going on in the newsroom, we still need to get off our keypads and go find out what's going on in the world. Integrating social media into good newsroom practices and ethics is key - especially when we're teaching j-schoolers to use these tools. J-Source is a good place to pose the question and start the debate; your newsrooms and classrooms are good places to seek the answers. For an experiment: ask students to spend a day unplugged, and see what they produce. Then give yourself the same challenge.