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This is the presentation for my "Twitter for Journalists" workshop. For the accompanying handout, check my blog: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/twitter-tips-for-journalists/

This is the presentation for my "Twitter for Journalists" workshop. For the accompanying handout, check my blog: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/twitter-tips-for-journalists/

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    • Twitter for Journalists
      @stevebuttry
      Gazette Communications
      July 9, 2009
    • If you’re new to Twitter
      Handout for this session has links to vocabulary and “Getting Started” advice and advice for your first week
      See me for individual coaching
    • How do you use Twitter?
    • What should I tweet about?
      Link to a new blog post, story, video, photo
      Retweet (with a comment) a link from a colleague
      Reply to someone from your community
      Tweet an unfolding story
      Tweet something insightful or funny
    • Linking with Twitter
      Use compressed links: bit.ly, tinyurl.com, is.gd, tr.im, etc.
      Write a headline or a comment; give tweeps a reason to click
      Credit
    • People to follow
      Look for sources (find people)
      Ask sources
      Journalists in other communities
      When someone follows you, check out to see whether you should follow back
      When you follow someone, check whom they follow
    • Journalism academics to follow
      @jayrosen_nyu
      @jeffjarvis
      @macloo (Mindy McAdams)
      @sreenet (SreeSreenivasan)
      @wmacphail (Wayne MacPhail)
      @davidwestphal
      @suebb (Sue Burzynski Bullard)
    • Journalism bloggers to follow
      @ryansholin
      @paulbradshaw
      @michelemclellan
      @robertniles
      @agahran (Amy Gahran)
      @mthomps (Matt Thompson)
      @sdkstl (Staci Kramer)
    • Reporters to follow
      @rsylvester (Ron Sylvester, Wichita Eagle)
      @DM_in_the_PM (Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register)
      @bydanielvictor (Harrisburg Patriot-News)
      @tonymess (Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
    • Ways to use Twitter
      Follow people on the beat (put their feeds on beatblog)
      Crowdsource (“Does anyone know anything about …?”)
      Story ideas (ask, monitor chat)
      Connect with eyewitnesses
      Drive traffic to blog posts, stories
      Helps you write tight
    • Examples from one day in Iowa
      Click trends
      Search hashtag #iagaymarriage
      @tdorman from Supreme Court, press conference
      @DM_in_the_PM from rally
      @dianeheldt from court
    • Twitter’s value in breaking newsnot happening in Iran, Mumbai
      Emergency landing of flight from CID
      DC Metro crash
      @jkrums on Hudson emergency landing
      @2drinksbehind on Denver plane crash
      Fargo flooding
      @MissRFTC on California earthquake
    • Twitter twists
      Tweetbeep & Tweetscan
      Facebook app
      Publish2
      TweetDeck (& other apps)
      Twtpoll
    • Ethical considerations
      How do you identify yourself?
      Separate personal and professional Twitter feeds?
      How do you verify?
      What language is acceptable (WTF)?
      What, if any, opinions are OK?
    • Now some advice from your peers
      My Twitter stream
      Search for hashtag #journtips
      Search for terms
      CoverItLive
    • Wrapping up
      These slides at slideshare.net/stevebuttry
      Follow me on Twitter: @stevebuttry
      A handout for this webinar, links to Twitter help, links to journalists on Twitter, advice from Andria Krewson of Charlotte Observer on my blog: stevebuttry.wordpress.com
    • Some final advice
      From @mathewi (Globe and Mail):
      Don’t answer, “What are you doing?” Answer, “What am I thinking?”
      And from @stevebuttry:
      “What do I want to know?”