Why Journalists Shouldn’t Snicker About Twitter <br />@stevebuttry<br />Gazette Communications<br />Maynard Institute Mult...
How Twitter helps journalists<br />Quickly locate eyewitnesses & participants in breaking news<br />Connect with sources, ...
Uses for copy editors<br />Crowdsource headlines (tweets are kind of like heads)<br />Feedback on news judgment<br />Break...
Copy editors to follow<br />@johnemcintyre<br />@TheSlot, Washington Post<br />@pasadeirdre, LA Times<br />@vtuss, Star Tr...
Twitter’s value in breaking newsnot happening in Iran, Mumbai <br />DC Metro crash yesterday<br />@jkrums on Hudson emerge...
Wrapping up<br />These slides at slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />Follow me on Twitter: @stevebuttry<br />Read “Leading You...
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These are the slides I will use for a brief presentation today for the Maynard Institute Multimedia Editing Program in Reno.

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Maynard Twitter Presentation

  1. 1. Why Journalists Shouldn’t Snicker About Twitter <br />@stevebuttry<br />Gazette Communications<br />Maynard Institute Multimedia Editing Program<br />June 23, 2009<br />steve.buttry@gazcomm.com<br />
  2. 2. How Twitter helps journalists<br />Quickly locate eyewitnesses & participants in breaking news<br />Connect with sources, journalists<br />Monitor community discussion<br />Promote content<br />Write tight (no lead longer than a tweet)<br />
  3. 3. Uses for copy editors<br />Crowdsource headlines (tweets are kind of like heads)<br />Feedback on news judgment<br />Breakouts for stories<br />Proclaim authorship<br />Edit tight (no lead longer than a tweet)<br />
  4. 4. Copy editors to follow<br />@johnemcintyre<br />@TheSlot, Washington Post<br />@pasadeirdre, LA Times<br />@vtuss, Star Tribune<br />@dvdlee, The Gazette <br />
  5. 5. Twitter’s value in breaking newsnot happening in Iran, Mumbai <br />DC Metro crash yesterday<br />@jkrums on Hudson emergency landing<br />@2drinksbehind on Denver plane crash<br />Fargo flooding<br />@MissRFTC on California earthquake<br />
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  19. 19. Wrapping up<br />These slides at slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />Follow me on Twitter: @stevebuttry<br />Read “Leading Your Staff into the Twitterverse” and other posts about Twitter use by journos on my blog: stevebuttry.wordpress.com<br />Email me for links: stevebuttry@gazcomm.com<br />
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