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Twitter for Alaska Public Radio



Presentation promoting usage of Twitter by public radio journalists in Alaska.

Presentation promoting usage of Twitter by public radio journalists in Alaska.



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  • 1. Twitter For Stations, Programs, Journalists and Fun
  • 2. What is Twitter? microblogging service instant messenger (sort of) mobile messaging lightweight social network; a community of your own design really... it defies categorization or simple description; you have to use it to understand it
  • 3. Primary concepts username + “real” name + avatar updates / posts / tweets 140 character limit per update; unlimited updates following you follow others; others follow you update stream = you + who you follow “@” replies (public) “d” direct messages (private)
  • 4. Where is Twitter? SMS text messaging iPhone apps (Twitterific, Twinkle, Tweetsville) PC & Mac apps (twhirl, TweetDeck, Twitterific) blogging plugins, widgets, Facebook integration, more E-mail (direct messages), RSS feeds
  • 5. Personal usage
  • 6. Let’s see this thing...
  • 7. Professional usage Lightweight interactive backchannel / community for stations / networks programs / hosts reporters / staff Instant updates for news / live reporting / site updates Networking Learning, sharing, discovery
  • 8. Stations / Networks APRN - WBUR - WFPL - CNN Breaking News - PBS Engage - Huffington Post -
  • 9. Programs / Hosts CNN: Rachel Maddow - NPR: Talk of the Nation - NPR: Science Friday - PBS: NewsHour - NPR Politics - NPR Planet Money -
  • 10. Reporters / Staff NPR: Alicia Shepard - APRN: L.Townsend - PBS: Anna Shoup - NPR: Laura Conaway - KJZZ: Rene Gutel - MPR: J.Schrenkler -
  • 11. Public Media TwitterPack List of Twitterers in public media Be sure to add your station / program / personal account to the list
  • 12. Suggested uses Journalistic “chatter” outside e-mail — stories in progress, research, history, questions Find sources: pros, man-on-the-street Camaraderie Expand network beyond APRN journalists A “Talk of Alaska” that never sleeps A group Twitter experience, a la BPP
  • 13. search for any word see most popular and trending topics / words search for hash tags ( #hashtags ) what are people thinking / saying about the news?
  • 14. The Twitter Experience
  • 15. Get out of jail free? Student “Twitters” his way out of Egyptian jail
  • 16. What, me worry? Tweets are public and searchable (unless you protect your updates) Can a journalist tweet personal thoughts mixed with professional updates? Should a journalist have two Twitter accounts?
  • 17. More fun than should be legal “Favorite” tweets can be starred Tweets with a lot of favorites—from selected voters— are collected in one place This is probably what a foul-mouthed Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde would be writing today
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  • 19. + questions