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APTN producer uses social media to look for new developments in stories

Q: Do you use Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

“In terms of my job as just the producer looking to gather news, when a story is breaking I would go on Facebook and Twitter to see what people are saying, to see if there’s new developments that we haven’t heard about in the newsroom. I would go on there to potentially try to find people to interview, and try to reach out to them and contact them directly, to see if we could do a phone interview, or go and interview them wherever they are. It is an integral part of how we cover news now.”

Cindy Sharp, producer
Associated Press Television News (APTN)
(202) 641-9700
csharp(at)ap.org
Twitter: @cindysharpap
www.aptn.com


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