Google+ is the newest social media network on the block and, as we chronicled last week, there’s a lot of innovative ways it can help a reporter with their individual beat. But what about when it comes to breaking news, when the whole news team is helping cover a story?

Twitter and Facebook are well established as invaluable tools when it comes to sharing news at a moment’s notice but Google+ has gone untested — until last week. While covering an apartment shooting, the staff at the New Jersey-based paper the Trentonian was able to land a key source and very important information through Google+. Read more