The Tombras Group’s Senior VP and Director of Public Relations and Social Media, Laura Mansfield Bower, shares her thoughts on the way social media is changing how news breaks and where we see it first in an opinion editorial featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Here’s an excerpt:
The collision of traditional journalism and citizen journalism has given rise to a mashup of the two: community journalism. Social media is that community — a blended family of media outlets and individual news junkies. This “shared media” is fueled by emotion, particularly when that emotion is extreme. Anger, elation and grief drive social commentary.
Read the full post here: Social media has transformed how we process the news