There’s an interesting story from Sacha Vukic at PostPrint on how Twitter can act as an entire newsroom for reporters on the move:
Twitter more than a newswire, it’s a newsroom (link broken)
I particularly like the idea of using Twitter as a fact-checking tool. I sometimes do this myself when I stumble over ‘facts’ I’m not certain about.
She asks if social media news desks might appear at newspapers and online news organisations to deal with breaking news reporting.
In some ways this is already happening, journalists everywhere are pulling in leads and sources from social media. I just don’t think anyone has formalised the process yet. If you know otherwise, please get in touch.