How to Use Social Media in Investigations
Posted: 2/18/2013 | By: Hazel Sheffield | Columbia Journalism Review
Investigative reporting used to be a secretive business—think Woodward
and Bernstein meeting anonymous sources in parking garages. But
according to ProPublica’s social media producer Blair Hickman and senior
engagement editor Amanda Zamora, the days of anonymous sources and top
secret reporting are not gone, exactly, but can be supplemented by a new
type of investigative journalism, one that is done on the open Web.