Social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs and YouTube, are now part of the news media mix. Often this is where an event is first reported before being published in more traditional formats, as illustrated below.

This animation is based on the Publication Cycle from PILOT (Online Information Literacy Tutorial), Queensland University of Technology. Fire Safety Journal cover reprinted from Fire Safety Journal, 44/1, V.A. Oven and N. Cakici, Modelling the evacuation of a high-rise office building in Istanbul, Copyright 2009, with permission from Elsevier. Image used for N.Y NEWS magazine cover: van Dokkum R., World trade center new york city demolition street, Retrieved March 5, 2009 from
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