Nancy Groves, UMD iSchool Alumna and Head of Social Media for the United Nations, Weighs in on the Value of Trained Researchers for News

Nancy Groves, UMD iSchool Alumna and Head of Social Media for the United Nations, Weighs in on the Value of Trained Researchers for News



Nancy Groves, a former news librarian for CNN and who now is Head of Social Media for the United Nations, says trained researchers are more valuable now than ever to news organizations. “Being able to critically assess the value of a piece of data and being able to weed out questionable data sources can save valuable time,” says Groves, who got her Master’s in Information Science at the University of Maryland.

“Trained librarians, researchers and information professionals know how to be efficient when it comes to searching online. … Being able to anticipate what a reader wants to know, in a way that librarians and trained researchers are able to tease out what their clients want to know, will help media companies retain audiences in the era of information overload.”

Read more: https://www.poynter.org/news/librarian-turned-journalist-rises-she-helped-us-be-giant-scoop-factory