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Twitter for News Masterclass: Discovery, Curation and Verification

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Presentation given at the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia 2014. …

Presentation given at the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia 2014.

The masterclass looks at techniques for news gathering and curating content from Twitter.

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  • 1. Masterclass: Twitter for News @joannauk - @liviacolare - @smfrogers Tweet us questions! #ijf14 #twitter
  • 2. 240m+ users globally
  • 3. 78% access Twitter on mobile
  • 4. 2 in 3 world leaders are on Twitter
  • 5. Discovery
  • 6. Glasgow helicopter crash 29 Nov 2013
  • 7. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 Learning from breaking news
  • 8. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:25 PM
  • 9. tweetdeck.com
  • 10. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  • 11. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:25 PM
  • 12. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 “shit OR fuck OR fucking” “(shit OR fuck OR fucking) AND (collapse OR collapsed OR collapsing OR explosion OR dead OR injured OR bomb OR gun OR police)” Exclude: "fuck the police" OR "fuck da police" OR "walking dead" OR "walkin dead" OR “I’m dead” Exclude: retweets Only show tweets with more than 15 retweets
  • 13. http://twitter.com/search
  • 14. Search operators
  • 15. Advanced search
  • 16. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:29 PM
  • 17. “Clyde OR Gorbals OR Enoch OR Stockwell OR Bridgegate OR Howard OR Saltmarket OR geo:55.854456,-4.250232 within:1km”
  • 18. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:30 PM
  • 19. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  • 20. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  • 21. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:33 PM
  • 22. Curation
  • 23. http://twitter.com/settings/widgets
  • 24. TextText Collection Widget (custom timeline)
  • 25. TextText Search Widget
  • 26. Search Widget “list:journalismfest/ifj14-speakers AND #ifj14” Only show me tweets from members of the IJF14 speakers list if they use the hashtag #ifj14
  • 27. Search operators!
  • 28. Search Widget in Tweetdeck
  • 29. List Widget
  • 30. Favourites Widget
  • 31. Timeline Widget
  • 32. Verification
  • 33. http://www.wolframalpha.com
  • 34. @TwitterData
  • 35. #SecretLifeofCats support.twitter.com/forms
  • 36. media.twitter.com
  • 37. Thank you! Grazie! @joannauk - @liviacolare - @smfrogers Tweet us questions! #ijf14 #twitter