Posted in Behind the News

User-generated content and news: the right tools for the job

, by Paul Colford

The nature of newsgathering is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and no disruption has been as dramatic and important as the explosive growth of user-generated content.

To keep up, you need good people, high standards and the right tools for the job. The latest item in AP’s social newsgathering tool bag is SAM, a digital workspace that helps dozens of social newsgatherers here find, manage and publish UGC.

Watch this video, featuring Social Media Editor Eric Carvin, to learn more.