Should journalists find their sources and story ideas on Twitter?

The Washington Post points out that when big events occur the media flocks to Twitter. Regular people, not so much.

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The event generated significant traffic on Twitter (more than Osama bin Laden’s death, according to The Telegraph). But has it really become the go-to source of breaking news for the general public?

That’s what Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse asks in a recent article. She writes:

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