Zeynep Tufekci, Sociology/Anthropology, on Reuters MediaFile

Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor of sociology, offered a powerful and succinct op-ed in Reuters responding to New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller’s comments about Twitter’s lack of conversational capacity. Tufkeci argues that social media has the potential to improve journalism: “The emergence of expert and academic blogs offers a refreshing alternative [to elite punditry]” and “Twitter provides rapid access to crowd-sourced fact-checking, on-the-ground reporting and rebuttal.” Read her full op-ed on Reuters MediaFile. Tufekci will soon move to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but you can continue to follower her via technosociology.org.

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