New Social Media Vibrate the News World

What’s the value of the new social media tools? Throughout the short time of their existence, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr have attracted lots of attention from and impacted the news world. Richard Koci Hernandez, a University of California, Berkeley professor, upheld the social photography value of Instagram, saying it provides a free billboard to advertise his photos, which helps him land jobs at big media.

To answer the concern of keeping up with all the new tools, Farai Chideya, a journalism professor at New York University, said the key is to be realistic and let things go because it’s simply impossible to master everything. But learning from the masters in a specific social medium always helps.

Richard Koci Hernandez, assistant professor of new media at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Shako Liu)

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Senior Editor Stephanie Clary works in breaking news at NBC News Digital. (Photo by Shako Liu)

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Farai Chideya, professor, New York University (Photo by Shako Liu)

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Phoebe Connelly, senior editor, Yahoo! News (Photo by Shako Liu)

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