Over in the Town Hall, people are talking about Twitter – a journalist’s best friend and worst enemy. A Guardian report looks at how false rumours spread on Twitter. Despite its ease of communications, there is no shortage of conundrums. This article questions whether tweeting is an acceptable platform to set up interviews. And just when you’re getting used to tweeting, the next big thing is around the corner, according to this report on how information was shared in 2011. In any case, online communities are now an integral part of newsrooms, including the online community @jsource. The never-ending conversation continues, its meaning to journalism still a contested topic.


Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.