National Press Club

Journalism and Social Media

April 3, 2009

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

A panel discussion examined the pros and cons of the new social media phenomenon which was transforming the way journalists work. The panelists debated if Twitter and other such mediums are more a distraction than real communication or if they are the way of the future. Rick Dunham moderated. John Blossom is the author of Content Nation: Surviving and Thriving as Social Media Changes Our Work, Our Lives and Our Future (Wiley; new edition January 9, 2009). Patrick Gavin, who tweets for Politico, wrote the article, "10 Most Influential Twitterers in Washington."