Example: How social media plays role in the news chain

5 thoughts on “Example: How social media plays role in the news chain”

  1. Actually, no one in here knew about the stallions moving until Millenium sent us a press release.

    So while social media has definitely played a roll in us following up on other stories in the past, in this instance, your Tweet had nothing to do with us reporting the news.

    Given the very limited size of our staff, press releases are still the main source of information like this for us.

    1. How do you think the press release came out? The Blood-Horse posted the story at 3:22, as I noted. You posted at 5:00. They saw my Tweet and acted on it. You were the beneficiary of The Blood-Horse. You just didn’t realize that my tweet had something to do with your story, which is an example of the power of social media.

      For readers, the poster above is Ed DeRosa, who is employed by Thoroughbred Times.

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