Social Media and Journalism

(Dieser Artikel erschien zuerst auf meinem Blog „Wonderland“)

I will soon finish my Bachelor thesis. (And if I repeat this sentence often enough it will become true! 🙂 ) I would like to share some of my scientific insights with you. This way this thesis which steals my time and brain capacity for blogging is at least good for something. I am exploring the relationship between journalism and social media. Social media in my definition are all internet-based applications that serve the interaction, connection and relationship building of people. The most common are of course the social network Facebook and the microblogging platform Twitter. But I also include comments or forums on journalistic websites into my work.

I was interested in the question why journalists use social media. What is it good for? Weiterlesen

About Social Media Trolls

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I don’t get it. The intention of these people. The trolls. Who are they? Especially: What’s going wrong with their lives?

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By JNL (Own work)

You know, I use Social Media (in this case Facebook and Twitter) as a sort of personal news channel. As a student of media and communication studies I can tell you this is quite common. So I am the type of user who reads a lot, searches for answers but doesn’t communicate much. In fact, this blog is the big exception. I liked a lot of news media sites on Facebook and Twitter because it’s convenient to see their posts in my timeline and it makes it easy to be up-to-date. But reading the posts beneath certain articles I notice that other people – the other type of user – apparently find their purpose in life doing one thing: Posting stupid shit. Weiterlesen

Journalism with handicap

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Thinking about my internship in Hungary I realized one thing: You can’t be a journalist in a country where you don’t speak the national language, as journalism relies on nothing more than words. Very simple, but I didn’t think about it before. I mean, I was aware of the problem. But I did not really THINK about what it implies. Here’s a few disadvantages I have because I don’t speak Hungarian. Weiterlesen