International Journalism Network, Journalism Opportunities. SWIM | Science Writers in Italy. L10P00. We’ve all heard about social media, but what is it and how important is social media for us as science journalists?
Is it all about keeping up to date with your friends and family, or can social media offer us anything more? This chapter will explain what social media is and how to use it to enhance your reporting skills. Traditional versus social media There has been some debate about whether social media is journalism, and we will discuss some of those arguments later in this chapter. The University of Sheffield.