"[T]o advise journalists not to break news on Twitter is anachronistic. It ignores the value that a journalist and their parent organisation can gain by signalling that they are across a major development.
"People who’ve heard that something has happened may wonder why a journalist with BBC or Sky News hasn’t tweeted it yet.
"Moreover, tweeting the news can add to their credibility as a trusted news source, especially if Twitter is awash with rumour and speculation."
(Published Feb. 8, 2012)