By Maiko Schaffrath
One of the main widespread journalistic items at the revolution in Egypt which used assets from the social media panorama in an effort to reconstruct the process the Egyptian revolution is the BBC documentary “How fb replaced the realm” (Husain, 2011), first broadcasted on five September 2011 on BBC 2 (BBC, 2011).
This paper examines, to begin with, the issues a researcher is faced with writing approximately journalist’s resource combine for you to clarify the paper’s particular method of the subject. Secondly, the paper investigates the function of social media in journalism, how using social media as a resource is legitimized and what sort of credibility is given to social media as assets by way of newshounds. Thirdly, using social media as resources is taken into account, utilizing the instance of the BBC documentary to be able to finally examine the benefits and drawbacks of social media in journalist’s resource combine. For this goal the research of Luyendijk is taken as a foundation. This paper purely specializes in the half in regards to the Egyptian revolution within the documentary; all different elements usually are not matters of the analysis.
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