By Maiko Schaffrath
One of the main favourite journalistic items at the revolution in Egypt which used resources from the social media panorama so one can reconstruct the process the Egyptian revolution is the BBC documentary “How fb replaced the area” (Husain, 2011), first broadcasted on five September 2011 on BBC 2 (BBC, 2011).
This paper examines, to start with, the issues a researcher is faced with writing approximately journalist’s resource combine which will 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 kind of credibility is given to social media as resources through newshounds. Thirdly, using social media as assets is taken into account, utilizing the instance of the BBC documentary so one can finally examine the benefits and drawbacks of social media in journalist’s resource combine. For this function the research of Luyendijk is taken as a foundation. This paper merely specializes in the half concerning the Egyptian revolution within the documentary; all different elements will not be topics of the analysis.
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