A motion put forward by the NUJ's Magazine Branch for the forthcoming Annual Delegate Meeting calls for the union to tackle the problem of being seen as "out of date" by new media journalists.
The mag branch motion states: "This ADM notes that:
1) Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and blogging are irrevocably changing the face of journalism.
2) That many of this new wave of journalists believe the NUJ's attitude towards them is out of date.
This ADM instructs the NEC to address this problem by working with the blogging community and Twitteratti to bridge this gap and create a framework that embraces the NUJ's journalistic principles while maintaining the press freedom enjoyed by bloggers and twitterers."
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