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Myanmar: Social media as a newsroom tool


Myanmar SocMed 2 skuren- Social media is amazing, says Letyar Tun, executive Editor at Popular News in Yangon, Myanmar. I am not familiar with modern technologies normally, but with this I can send questions to reporters in the field, get a text back in the message box, edit it and publish it within minutes!

It's early morning on deadline day at Popular news. Like most newspapers here, it's a weekly publication trying to deliver news to its readers despite the competition with dailies. Some of the weeklies use social media, like Facebook, between distribution days but only a very few have gone all the way when it comes to using social media in the entire production.

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