Recent Twitter convert and respected journalist for the Guardian Jon Henley shares the role Twitter played in his recent piece on telling the stories of people in Greece. Before heading to Greece Jon tweeted that he was looking for stories of hardship and self help. By the time he landed he had hundreds of crowd-sourced stories and on the ground insight.
According to Jon, Twitter enabled him to discover and connect with people that would not have otherwise been possible. Throughout his trip he was amazed at how people within Greek communities were working together, volunteering their time to help on another. Twitter also enable him to have a dialog and empowered people to share their feedback and appreciate for the work he was doing directly with him.
At the end of the video clip Jon shares his belief that social media is a powerful tool for journalists because it gives them extraordinary access to people like never before.