There’s no doubt that Twitter is a useful tool for news organizations. I see journalists use it throughout the day to find story ideas, share news and talk with one another, so I’ve long known that most journalists understand its purpose and appreciate its value.
But recently, I’ve met some journalists who still aren’t on Twitter, or who are on it but hardly ever tweet. Tweeting, they say, seems like “one more thing” they have to add to an already busy day.
The trick, I tell them, is to look at Twitter not as a distraction but as a way to enhance their ability to report and share news. The more you see a tool’s benefits, the easier it is to incorporate it into your daily routine.
After four years on Twitter, I’ve found countless ways to use it as a storytelling and sharing tool. I’ve highlighted my 10 favorite ways below.
Via Lurene Kelley