Why journalists need to understand, acknowledge, and use social media tools and strategies.

Internet has changing many majors. One of them is a journalist major. Why? Because people need to understand how to use social media tolls and strategies for living. They can use social media in a traditional jobs like working in a newspaper, communication department, schools, etc just as a marketing tools, but it is a new instrument for work to connect people with the world.

Also,we need to think that, when we understand social media tools, we will see that new jobs related with internet has been created. To have a journalist involved is in my opinion necessary and fundamental to promote credibility online.

So many people has been losing their “traditional” jobs (in a officer or newspaper etc) because of the Internet and economy crisis and for those people who can catch up social media tools and strategies, i would say a “new” door is being opened. New opportunities will appear and also people can create their own business online with very less budget. Isn’t to expensive to pay a dominium online. I believe that for those people who are losing their jobs, to learn how to use social media can be a very good differential because they can even be their own boss.

I also do believe that so many things still will change a lot! Let’s be prepared.

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About marianabra7

I'm a brazilian publicist and journalist. I came to U.S. to study English and i have been living here for almost 8 years.
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4 Responses to Why journalists need to understand, acknowledge, and use social media tools and strategies.

  1. Stephanie's Journ 65 blog says:

    Hello Mariana,
    I do agree with you when you said that many jobs now are requiring knowledge on social media website. The reason why I say this is because I have a friend who applied for a job at Yelp, and they required knowing how to use social media sites. Everyone should have knowledge on social media sites because they are being used more frequently in newer jobs. The world is encouraging this as a part of a new wave phenomenon that everyone should get into. You have explained well your perspective on how journalists need to understand, acknowledge, and use social media tools and strategies. I will be visiting your blog to read the other postings you have in the future.
    Thanks,
    Stephanie Ortega

  2. I think many things will change. Mainly the platforms on which we communicate. I think many social media sites have the same goal in mind, connection. The next step is the integration of all of these ideas.

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