Guardian journalist Paul Lewis on using Twitter to break news

The Guardian journalist Paul Lewis gave a revealing insight into how he uses social media to break stories after winning Twitter Feed of the Year at the Online Media Awards.

Lewis, who was praised for his eye-witness accounts on Twitter during the London Riots, described Twitter as a "collaborative news process" and spoke about how users of the site can help journalists separate fact from fiction.

In all the Guardian won five awards on the night, including top prize Website of the Year.

And Lewis was unequivocal about where the media industry is headed, saying: "Most people who work in this industry will recognise - they may not welcome it - that all journalism in the future will be online journalism of one kind or another."

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