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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'
Pew Centre study suggests that Facebook is the second or third biggest driver of traffic to news sites while Twitter 'barely registers'
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
Why journalists should add a subscribe button to their personal Facebook profile
Media correspondent Ben Fenton to lead new initiative aimed at responding faster to major breaking news stories