Mobile and Social Media Journalism
A Practical Guide
- Anthony Adornato - Syracuse University, USA
Book Winner of the 2017-2018 Park Writing Award
A Practical Guide for Multimedia Journalism
Mobile and Social Media Journalism is the go-to guide for understanding how today’s journalists and news organizations use mobile and social media to gather news, distribute content, and create audience engagement. Checklists and practical activities in every chapter enable readers to immediately build the mobile and social media skills that today’s journalists need and news organizations expect.
In addition to providing the fundamentals of mobile and social media journalism, award-winning communications professional and author Anthony Adornato discusses how mobile devices and social media have changed the way our audiences consume news and what that means for journalists. The book addresses a changing media landscape by emphasizing the application of the core values of journalism—such as authentication, verification, and credibility—to emerging media tools and strategies.
Learn about the latest industry trends, see examples from professional journalists, and watch video tutorials at MobileandSocialMediaJournalism.com.
A companion website (MobileandSocialMediaJournalism.com) provides resources, including examples from professional journalists, video tutorials, industry related news, and sample assignments.
Social media created for this book, including a Twitter feed (@MobileJourn) and Facebook page (fb.com/MobileandSocialMediaJournalism), give students the latest industry trends and professors tips for teaching the course.
“This textbook is an exceptional guide that helps students understand and apply the concepts of utilizing social media to one’s advantage in the news business.”
“This is the most useful and up-to-date text I’ve found to teach students how to incorporate social media into their reporting — and not just to incorporate it, but to consider the needs of online platforms first. This book clearly explains why and how social media has become indispensable to journalists, and it provides invaluable instructions for students in using the different platforms both professionally and ethically.”
"Informative and comprehensive, but like having a conversation with a respected friend!”
“Good introduction to the technology of communication, associated roles, and specialized writing.”
“It’s a useful book that will help students to think about producing journalism in a social media environment.”
"Media professionals who want to expand their social media vocabulary and update their skill sets will find pointers on how to maximize their journalistic goals using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Also strong are the book’s crossreferences among chapters, alerting readers to material upcoming in future pages or reconnecting them to concepts previously introduced"
“In an adaptive and resilient manner, similar to the journalist he is trying to build with this book, Adornato arms future journalists with strategies that emphasize the core of journalism—verification and objectivity—as they relate to and impact social media practices, to maintain the notorious and beloved journalistic standards.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3: The Social Media Brand: Who Do You Want to Be?
Chapter 5: From the Field: The Mobile Journalist