New study examines how Twitter users behave like journalists

Indiana University is conducting a study looking at the ways Twitter users behave like journalists.

“The writing is on the wall that people are turning to social media often, over and above traditional legacy news media,” researcher Hans Ibold told The Nieman Journalism Lab. “It’s become a go-to source. That’s one of the reasons we wanted to ask: What kinds of journalistic storytelling are some of the more popular tweeters employing? The implication is that Twitter is becoming a news source — but what kind of a news source?”