Vol. 4 No. 2 (2021): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

International perspective of Twitter as a source of information in newsroom and mainstream media in Pakistan. An Analytical Study

Published 2021-06-30


Mainstream media in Pakistan is entering the new phase of journalism by the proliferation of social media in society. Twitter is considered as the source of news in the newsroom of traditional media houses. For the study, all mainstream media houses were surveyed all over Pakistan. The data is collected from six different traditional news media organizations in Pakistan including print and broadcast news media. The study analyzes the usage of Twitter for news production and information gathering over 200 journalists in Pakistan. The study is quantitative and SPSS is used for data analysis. Journalists are likely to use Twitter for news sources and information gathering. This study concluded that journalists are not fully relying on the obtained information from Twitter. They are more likely to doubtful on the objectivity of tweets; they double-check the source by the traditional means