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Social media is creating new news platforms, where traditional outlets are not represented
In the wake of an 'explosion' in traffic to its Alphaville blog, FT.com opens a virtual discussion 'bar'
Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the Associated Press, warns staff that tweeting about colleagues being detained at the clearance of the Occupy Wall Street could have caused more problems
Legal information provider Sweet and Maxwell claims rise in court cases related to allegations of online defamation 'points to growth of social media'
But using social media to promote and source work has not replaced more traditional methods, report says
Eight guidelines offer advice on 'best practice' for Guardian journalists and writers when blogging for the site or responding to comments
Report suggests that Twitter has become a "core communication tool" in political and media circles and social media increased election participation among 18-24-year-olds
Prototype tool is part of corporation's research into users' interests and behaviour on social media
The current BBC News social media editor will leave to join Johnston Press in June
Vadim Lavrusik, journalism programme manager at Facebook, shares advice on how to get the most out of the platform and some of its latest features