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as a tool for journalism February 2009 John Einar Sandvand www.twitter.com / JohnEi
How a news story came about A Norwegian Twitter user sent out a photo of an airplane accident at the airport in Oslo. It w...
Gullreporter  What is all this Twitter stuff? - ???????
Aftenposten  The idea behind Twitter is very simple:  You write small status messages of maximum 140 characters. That’s re...
 
Gullreporter  But why so much fuzz about Twitter if all you can do is to write short status messages?  - ???????
Aftenposten   Because this simple functionality opens for unlimited ways of using it. But a lot of it happens outside Twit...
<ul><li>Registrer  2. Adjust your profile page  3. Start following someone.  </li></ul><ul><li>You are twittering! </li></...
Some basic functions Main page: Messages from all you follow – open for everyone to see Direct messages: From a person to ...
The biggest challenge Gullreporter   Help! Twitter is just chaos! I am overloaded by messages and get very stressed. Most ...
Aftenposten   Twitter will be useful only when you creater order in the chaos. Know what you will use it for and get tools...
Gullreporter   OK – so tell me: What different ways can Twitter be used by journalists? - ???
Aftenposten   There are essentially four ways Twitter can be used by journalists: - 4 ways of using Twitter
Aftenposten   More than anything else, Twitter is a tool for communication. You can communicate with sources, eye witnesse...
 
Aftenposten   By tracking the correct key words you may pick up dramatic events and important news stories very quickly - ...
Flight landing on Hudson River
Aftenposten   Twitter can be an excellent tool for live blogging – with several reporters and/or readers sending messages ...
Obama inauguration: VG.no (Norway) used Twitter The Twitter feeds from reporters was transferred live from their mobile ph...
Aftenposten   You can easily include pre-defined Twitter searches or Twitter feeds in an article :  http://www.aftenposten...
Aftenposten   Twitter is yet another channel to distribute news – both as authomatic feeds or individual messages - method...
 
 
Andreas Lunde, ABCnyheter.no:  Live blogging from Gaza Eye witness Receives practical help from readers Answers questions ...
Aftenposten   Four methods to use Twitter for journalism: 1. Communication  2. Source  3. Production tool  4. Publishing c...
Gullreporter   Wow! This is very useful! But how do I do it? Are there tools to help me stay on top?  - Staying on top
Aftenposten   There are hundreds of tools. In fact these applications are as exciting as Twitter itself. Her are 5 tools y...
Aftenposten   The first tool is  Tweetgrid . With this application you can get live updates on the search words of your ch...
Aftenposten   Next tool will do some of the same, but in a different way:  twitscoop.com   It also visualizes trends in gl...
Aftenposten   Many choose to download dedicated applications to their PC which make it easier to use Twitter. Two alternat...
Aftenposten   Sometimes you need to find a specific person. One tool to help you with this is  Twellow - Tool 4
Aftenposten   Many media companies establish Twitter accounts which autumatically push all new articles to its followers. ...
Aftenposten   And then a bonus service to those struggling to find interesting people to follow on Twitter. Follow:  http:...
Aftenposten   Here are two articles (in Swedish):  http://tinyurl.com/aa89wv   and  http://tinyurl.com/al6ckv   - Twitter-...
Gullreporter   This is great! I am in! Follow me at  http://www.twitter.com/Gullreporter      - Follow me, follow me!
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Twitter As A Tool For Journalism

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A basic introduction about how Twitter can be used as a tool for journalists. Intended for people who do not know much about Twitter.

The presentation was originally made for news reporters at Aftenposten.no - the leading Norwegian news site. This version has been translated from Norwegian.

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  • I like it! Good Twitter overview, good links to Twitter resources. I particularly like the 'live blogging from Gaza' example -- nice!
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  • Great introduction, let's hope twitter keeps growing!

    There is this tool to publish video and picture directly from any email-capable cell phone. It's in beta right now, I'm launching it on the 7th of March.

    A journalist, or anyone actually, can publish video right into the twitter system with only a couple of minutes of delay. Pretty powerful, right?

    DM me at @SecretLaunch to get a private beta account, I'll be happy to help u get started!

    ...and thx for the slides!
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  1. 1. as a tool for journalism February 2009 John Einar Sandvand www.twitter.com / JohnEi
  2. 2. How a news story came about A Norwegian Twitter user sent out a photo of an airplane accident at the airport in Oslo. It was picked up by a reporter, who immediately wrote a story for Aftenposten.no
  3. 3. Gullreporter What is all this Twitter stuff? - ???????
  4. 4. Aftenposten The idea behind Twitter is very simple: You write small status messages of maximum 140 characters. That’s really all you can do. - what you do in 140 characters
  5. 6. Gullreporter But why so much fuzz about Twitter if all you can do is to write short status messages? - ???????
  6. 7. Aftenposten Because this simple functionality opens for unlimited ways of using it. But a lot of it happens outside Twitter.
  7. 8. <ul><li>Registrer 2. Adjust your profile page 3. Start following someone. </li></ul><ul><li>You are twittering! </li></ul>- getting started in three steps
  8. 9. Some basic functions Main page: Messages from all you follow – open for everyone to see Direct messages: From a person to another – visible only for the two of them Who is following whom: Visible for everyone who wants to check
  9. 10. The biggest challenge Gullreporter Help! Twitter is just chaos! I am overloaded by messages and get very stressed. Most of it is only noise or noisence anyway.
  10. 11. Aftenposten Twitter will be useful only when you creater order in the chaos. Know what you will use it for and get tools to help you - create order!
  11. 12. Gullreporter OK – so tell me: What different ways can Twitter be used by journalists? - ???
  12. 13. Aftenposten There are essentially four ways Twitter can be used by journalists: - 4 ways of using Twitter
  13. 14. Aftenposten More than anything else, Twitter is a tool for communication. You can communicate with sources, eye witnesses, experts or others. - method 1: Communication
  14. 16. Aftenposten By tracking the correct key words you may pick up dramatic events and important news stories very quickly - method 2: Source for news stories/articles
  15. 17. Flight landing on Hudson River
  16. 18. Aftenposten Twitter can be an excellent tool for live blogging – with several reporters and/or readers sending messages to the same feed - method 3: Production tool
  17. 19. Obama inauguration: VG.no (Norway) used Twitter The Twitter feeds from reporters was transferred live from their mobile phones to the live blog
  18. 20. Aftenposten You can easily include pre-defined Twitter searches or Twitter feeds in an article : http://www.aftenposten.no/reise/article2900689.ece - Import Twitter searches in an article The example is made by a widget from http://www.tweetgrid.com
  19. 21. Aftenposten Twitter is yet another channel to distribute news – both as authomatic feeds or individual messages - method 4: Publishing channel
  20. 24. Andreas Lunde, ABCnyheter.no: Live blogging from Gaza Eye witness Receives practical help from readers Answers questions Offers extra photos on Flickr Tells about new articles
  21. 25. Aftenposten Four methods to use Twitter for journalism: 1. Communication 2. Source 3. Production tool 4. Publishing channel - Summary
  22. 26. Gullreporter Wow! This is very useful! But how do I do it? Are there tools to help me stay on top? - Staying on top
  23. 27. Aftenposten There are hundreds of tools. In fact these applications are as exciting as Twitter itself. Her are 5 tools you can use: - The tools
  24. 28. Aftenposten The first tool is Tweetgrid . With this application you can get live updates on the search words of your choice - Tool 1
  25. 29. Aftenposten Next tool will do some of the same, but in a different way: twitscoop.com It also visualizes trends in global Twitter usage - Tool 2
  26. 30. Aftenposten Many choose to download dedicated applications to their PC which make it easier to use Twitter. Two alternatives: Twhirl and Tweetdeck - Tool 3
  27. 31. Aftenposten Sometimes you need to find a specific person. One tool to help you with this is Twellow - Tool 4
  28. 32. Aftenposten Many media companies establish Twitter accounts which autumatically push all new articles to its followers. Often Twitterfeed is used. - Tool 5
  29. 33. Aftenposten And then a bonus service to those struggling to find interesting people to follow on Twitter. Follow: http://www.twitter.com/MrTweet - No friends?
  30. 34. Aftenposten Here are two articles (in Swedish): http://tinyurl.com/aa89wv and http://tinyurl.com/al6ckv - Twitter-ABC for journalists
  31. 35. Gullreporter This is great! I am in! Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/Gullreporter  - Follow me, follow me!
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