ANC to air ?first? social media newscast

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[/caption] @ANCALERTS, which started as the news channel?s Twitter account, will bring to the TV platform the latest issues netizens are discussing online, as well as user-generated content, ?Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo? stories, and real time feedback from ANC viewers. During the show?s launch at the ELJ Building in Quezon City on Thursday, Manotoc said that aside from trending topics, the show feature a healthy mix of stories culled from various social media networks. The hosts emphasized, however, that it will observe the required diligence before airing the stories so as not to help spread wrong or malicious information. He said the creation of @ANCALERTS shows just how significant social media has become to Filipinos. ?I?m very excited that we are enhancing the relationship of traditional media with social media. It?s high time we did something like this because hour by hour, something new comes up and is being talked about online,? said TJ, who will be anchoring the newscast next week in the United States via livestreaming while he is covering the NBA. Schulze, on the other hand, served as host of ANC?s lifestyle program ?Cityscape? and now delivers the latest buzz on the Internet the social media anchor in ANC?s afternoon newscast ?News Now.? ?What I like about social media is that the viewers get to be a part of the news. I hope I get to be a great mediator between them and the celebrities and politicians who are guests on the show,? Schulze said. ]]>

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