One of the most useful times to use social media is during a natural disaster. It’s also one of the most fraught.
This Saturday, Arkansas SPJ is hosting a forum on the use of social media during natural disasters.
We’ll be talking about how best to use Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and live streaming during disasters, when many residents are without electricity and are looking at their phones for information.
We’ll also being talking about how to verify whether the information you see on social media is correct.
Our panelists are: reporter David Goins, with Fox-16 News, John Robinson, with the National Weather Service, and Todd Yakoubian, who runs the KATV Weather Blog.
Join us at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox Creative Center in Little Rock’s River Market.
And if you’re unable to join us there, or are still curious about the topic, you can hear from national experts on the Studio SPJ online radio program Saturday at 11:00 a.m. It’ll also be podcast for later listening.