In January 2012, we pointed out how social media in our community got the jump on the Humpty Dumpty fire in GV. The nighttime fire was reported in real time on Facebook, generating more than 200 comments, including first-hand video and photos from “citizen journalists.” It was a watershed in local social media reporting. The write-up is here.
Yet at the same time, in a parallel universe, The Union proudly announced today an in-house award from its Nevada-based parent, Swift, for, guess what? “Best breaking news coverage” among newspapers in the chain for coverage of the Humpty Dumpty fire.
Good going to both!