TwitterNewspaper of the Future?
• Twitter for Newsies:  • Some are news wire for the outlet itself  • Some tied to specific reportersRequisite for newsout...
• New York Times (more than 250)• Twitter journalists’ directory: MuckrackJournalists on Twitter
• Distribute news• Follow news• Collect news  • Find sources  • Follow events, conversations, etc.Purposes
• Joint conversation – but not FBTwitter is not personalcommunication
• Twitter does much moreAvoid being solely abroadcaster
•   Hashtag•   RT (going out of fashion)•   DM•   Replies (@)•   Via•   ShortenersTwitter terms
• Follow or Join conversations around a specific topic  • Even if people don’t follow you or you follow them• Hashtag is k...
• Identify relevant, interesting people• Pay attention to how they TweetFollow
• Just trying to build numbersFake Follow
•   bit.ly•   is.gd•   tiny.url•   Track RT, etc. with someLinks & Shorteners
•   Twit.pic•   yfrog•   StreamTwitter•   Many phone apps    Twitter tools
Twitter for Journalists
• Tweet often• Journos Tweet mainly news and 10-20% personal stuff  (show you are human – not *too personal*• RT, respond,...
• Correct mistakes• Be transparentEthics of Twitter
•   Check bio•   Check previous Tweets•   Check longevity of account•   Google•   DMVerify(Twitterjournalism.com)
Live Tweeting
• Hootsuite• Tweetdeck  • Lists  • Columns with different accounts  • Timed TweetsTwitter Clients
Hootsuite
• Storify• Paper.liCurating Tweets
• Hashtracking• TwitSprout• TwitterSentimentMetrics
• Social Media Examiner• Twitter JournalismInfo about Twitter
• Profile (aim?)• Include a photo• PersonalizeSetting up account
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Twitter for journalists

  1. 1. TwitterNewspaper of the Future?
  2. 2. • Twitter for Newsies: • Some are news wire for the outlet itself • Some tied to specific reportersRequisite for newsoutlets
  3. 3. • New York Times (more than 250)• Twitter journalists’ directory: MuckrackJournalists on Twitter
  4. 4. • Distribute news• Follow news• Collect news • Find sources • Follow events, conversations, etc.Purposes
  5. 5. • Joint conversation – but not FBTwitter is not personalcommunication
  6. 6. • Twitter does much moreAvoid being solely abroadcaster
  7. 7. • Hashtag• RT (going out of fashion)• DM• Replies (@)• Via• ShortenersTwitter terms
  8. 8. • Follow or Join conversations around a specific topic • Even if people don’t follow you or you follow them• Hashtag is keyword usually abbreviatedHashtags = gatheringpoint
  9. 9. • Identify relevant, interesting people• Pay attention to how they TweetFollow
  10. 10. • Just trying to build numbersFake Follow
  11. 11. • bit.ly• is.gd• tiny.url• Track RT, etc. with someLinks & Shorteners
  12. 12. • Twit.pic• yfrog• StreamTwitter• Many phone apps Twitter tools
  13. 13. Twitter for Journalists
  14. 14. • Tweet often• Journos Tweet mainly news and 10-20% personal stuff (show you are human – not *too personal*• RT, respond, acknowledgeTwitter Tips
  15. 15. • Correct mistakes• Be transparentEthics of Twitter
  16. 16. • Check bio• Check previous Tweets• Check longevity of account• Google• DMVerify(Twitterjournalism.com)
  17. 17. Live Tweeting
  18. 18. • Hootsuite• Tweetdeck • Lists • Columns with different accounts • Timed TweetsTwitter Clients
  19. 19. Hootsuite
  20. 20. • Storify• Paper.liCurating Tweets
  21. 21. • Hashtracking• TwitSprout• TwitterSentimentMetrics
  22. 22. • Social Media Examiner• Twitter JournalismInfo about Twitter
  23. 23. • Profile (aim?)• Include a photo• PersonalizeSetting up account

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