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#Journalists: what's the best way to find sources, scoops and exclusives?

#Journalists: what's the best way to find sources, scoops and exclusives?

Social networks, blogs, micro-blogging services and mobile apps are changing the way journalists break news and connect with sources. What are the best ways for journalists to find credible sources through apps and social media? In my few years as a technology writer, I must say that I have come across tidbits of news and information from the most interesting of sources. Of course, there’s the rumor mill of tech information — upcoming gadgets leaked through developer forums, former colleagues who have insider knowledge and the like. Then there are also the social networks, where pundits, developers, observers and media professionals tend to congregate these days. The better journalists would also develop long-standing relationships with experts, industry insiders and other sources, although the sanctity of the reporter-source secrecy has been diminished a few years back wh...

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