Peter Horrocks – New director of
BBC Global News
Journalists were told to use social media sites.
This isn’t just a kind of fad from someone who’s an enthusiast of technology. I’m afraid you’re not doing your job if you can’t do those things. It’s not discretionary”, he is quoted as saying in the BBC in-house weekly Ariel.
As you can see, social media has taken another step forward as being a long lasting endeavor rather than a passing fad.
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