Last week at our PRSSA meeting, one of the officers asked the same question I’ve heard more than any other in the past few months: when are we going to be done hearing about social media?
My response – never.
Social media, and citizen journalism, have exploded into our culture and have become so intricately linked to professional journalism that neither can survive on its own anymore. In the recent post from journalism blogger David Cohn here, compares professional and citizen journalism to major league baseball and all of the little leagues that support it. If you take away one, the other cannot replace it, and vice versa.