Twitter Journalists - WJEA

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What's all the fuss about Twitter? In this workshop, we’ll learn how to get started with Twitter, how journalists are using Twitter, and some Twitter best practices. WJEA, Seattle, 13 March 2010

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  • Twitter Journalists - WJEA

    1. 1. twitter + journalism 13 March 2010
    2. 2. A 90-second Documentary
    3. 3. What Is Twitter?
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    5. 6. What Is Journalism?
    6. 7. Journalism Is… <ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>“Objective”? </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent? </li></ul><ul><li>“New”? </li></ul><ul><li>“Professional”? </li></ul>
    7. 10. Social Media Journalism <ul><li>Digital delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Informed </li></ul><ul><li>Opinionated </li></ul><ul><li>Many “journalists” </li></ul><ul><li>“Publish Then Filter” </li></ul>
    8. 11. Twitter As News Source <ul><li>Plane In The Hudson </li></ul><ul><li>Iran Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Chile Earthquake/Tsunami </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jackson’s death </li></ul>
    9. 13. A New Genre <ul><li>D versus @ versus RT </li></ul><ul><li>Follow versus Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>#hashtags </li></ul><ul><li>Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast versus Converse </li></ul><ul><li>Nibble v Full Course </li></ul><ul><li>TinyUrl et al </li></ul>
    10. 14. Environmental Monitoring
    11. 15. Research
    12. 16. Getting Started <ul><li>Web Browser </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck </li></ul><ul><li>Cellphone (of course) </li></ul>
    13. 17. How to Follow <ul><li>Based on use </li></ul><ul><li>Thought Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Wire Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting people </li></ul>
    14. 18. More Tools <ul><li>TwitPic </li></ul><ul><li>SocialToo </li></ul><ul><li>Ping.FM </li></ul><ul><li>TweetStats </li></ul>
    15. 19. Twitter Is Social. Have fun!
    16. 20. CC License: share&share alike, attribution, non-commercial <ul><li>Kathy E. Gill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://faculty.washington.edu/kegill or @kegill , @kegill_uw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiredpen.com/ and http://slideshare.net/kegill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter.com logo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox, http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=7087 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Megaphone, http://warkscol.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/superchick_megaphone_logo_hi.jpg </li></ul></ul></ul>

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