Social media can be your best friend when tracking down sources and verifying story leads.
However, sometimes journalists fall into the trap of running stories based on a handful of tweets and questionable mobile footage.
In this week's podcast, we speak to freelance journalist and social media consultant Kevin Donnellan, about best practices around the ethical use of social media to discover your next article or secure user-generated content.
Donnellan also shares his tips on how to make the most of Tweetdeck and CrowdTangle; respect people's privacy and avoid making common mistakes.
Kevin Donnellan is running a social media reporting course on 13 February 2020 in London. For more details, click here
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