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Getting it right, or getting it first? Twitter in the US Election

Photo: Ethan Bloch

Twitter reporting has become, to some journalists, a necessary part of the job. However, the recent US election proved that many of them haven’t learnt their lessons from 2008, as multiple news websites had to withdraw incorrect information.

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Guardian Open Weekend: ideas, culture and insight

Guardian cartoonists drew a mural of events at the weekend

Guardian cartoonists draw a mural of events at the weekend

I’m not going to try and answer the question ‘What is the future of newspapers?’ or ‘Is journalism dead?’ here. That’s not because I don’t want to, but because I genuinely can’t – I’m a student, not a fortune teller. That, and what a mainstream blog post that would be, really. The future of journalism was a large part, but not the entire point of the Guardian’s Open Weekend which I had the pleasure to attend. Instead, it was about ideas, culture and insight, and here’s my take on it.

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I predict some quiet

Riots – it’s not all doom and gloom.

Clear-up effort in Hackney. Photography: http://www.edufiend.com

After five days of riots, I will probably flick on the BBC News tonight to see more scenes of disturbances which have taken place this evening across England. Recent developments have seen the first deaths due to the disorder in a car accident, and another man has died in hospital after he was attacked by looters when defending his community (Mirror front page 10 August). Where’s the hope, respect or love in that?

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