Journalists Have an Obsession With Twitter


A Pew Research Center study of reporters, editors and others working in the news business compared social media sites used by journalists and consumers. It likely won’t come as a shock, but Twitter is where the gap between journalists and the public is most stark.

While 69 percent of journalists said Twitter was one of the top two social services they use in their jobs, only 13 percent of the public said they regularly get news from Twitter. That 56 percent gap between news organizations and the public was, by far, the largest of all platforms.