Quick Study: Journalists Use Twitter to Source New Story Angles; Companies Fight Digital Diversions With Social Shutdown

â–¶ Journos Source Socially: The Oriella PR Network’s fourth annual Digital Journalism Study reveals that a large percentage of journalists now use digital and social media—such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter—to source and verify the stories they develop. The study polled 478 journalists from 15 countries, including the majority of Europe, Brazil and the U.S. Nearly half of respondents (47%) say they use Twitter to source new story angles. Over a third say they use Facebook (35%). Other results include: