The impact of social media on newsrooms

CBS News anchor Sean McLaughlin says Twitter and Facebook have changed the essence of how journalists do their jobs.

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According to CBS News anchor and reporter Sean McLaughlin, the changes not only affect the gathering and production of news, but also job responsibilities across the newsroom—nay, across the entire organization.

Short of computers-NOTHING has had a bigger impact #PRprochat

— Sean McLaughlin (@SeanOnTV) June 13, 2013

During last week’s #PRprochat, we were lucky enough to have McLaughlin as our guest. Here’s what he had to share…

(Please forgive the occasional lack of flow; each paragraph is pieced together from tweets and the resulting brevity of characters is sometimes obvious. You can read the full chat transcript here).

(Editor’s note: In the name of faithfully rendering the chat, we are retaining the all caps, exclamation points, and other excesses that we usually temper.)

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