Q1 Are bloggers journalists? Legally, do they and other Web folks have reporter privileges?
jacklerner (Jack Lerner) The privilege isn’t defined in CA law, but at least 1 court has held that it applies to anyone gathering and disseminating news. #wjchat
Oops, meant to say the term “reporter” isn’t defined in CA law #wjchat
eff (EFF) What makes a journalist a journalist is whether she is gathering news, not the method or medium she uses to publish #wjchat
Q1 What role does verifying accuracy play when you report with social media sources?
GreerMcDonald Q1. It’s massive, if not everything. Too easy to get excited and swept up, but end product fails if accuracy isn’t at the base #wjchat
vanguardiste Q1 Verifying accuracy is more important than ever. With a faster news cycle, the pressure is heavy, but better accurate than fast. #wjchat
emmacarew it all boils down to this: RT @hubertallen Q1 If I can’t verify, don’t use. #wjchat