Social media sites are doing more than just connecting people and promoting businesses, they are now classified as a major resource for journalists looking for stories. According to a survey conducted by Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research, 70 percent of journalists say they use social networks to assist in reporting.
In addition, 69 percent of journalists surveyed say they go to company Web sites to assist in their reporting, while 66 percent use blogs, 51percent use Wikipedia, 48 percent go to online videos.
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