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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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Twitter and journalism: It shouldn't be that complicated

Twitter and journalism: It shouldn't be that complicated | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"By pretending that their journalists don’t have opinions, when everyone knows that they do, mainstream media outlets are suggesting their viewers or readers are too stupid to figure out where the truth lies, or too thick to consider the facts of a story if the reporter happens to have retweeted someone or joined a Facebook page."

 

(Published Nov. 8, 2011.)

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Seven ways The New York Times is using social media for ‘deeper’ engagement

Seven ways The New York Times is using social media for ‘deeper’ engagement | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times on seven ways the news outlet is getting "deep and meaningful."

 

(Published Feb. 13, 2012.)

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Press Pass Is a New Twitter-Powered Directory of Journalists

Press Pass Is a New Twitter-Powered Directory of Journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The site lists journalists by region, beat or by publication, making it incredibly easy to find the journalist who can cover your story. Not only can you find out which journalists work at major publications and sites, you can connect with them through Twitter. You can also find out what they’re personally interested in, as Press Pass highlights the stories that they’re sharing through their Twitter feed."

 

(Published Feb. 18, 2012.)

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Social media pushes government, says Clement

Social media pushes government, says Clement | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

In Canada, Treasury Board president Tony Clement explained how popular opinion (via tweets and emails) inspired direct action from the national government:

 

" 'We decided to send a signal to the CRTC that if they came after the government of Canada with the status quo [and not change the decision] … we would just veto it. So I was enabled by the Prime Minister’s office to get that out on Twitter first.'

 

"[Clement] claimed the tweet created a controversy because he went 'direct to the people' and not through mainstream media. 'We were trying to break new ground,' Clement said."

 

(Published Feb. 17, 2012.)

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Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Examples include Reuters, ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR; tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, Egypt; Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+.

 

(Published October 2011.)

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How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter - Pew Research Center

How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter - Pew Research Center | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"A new study of the practices of 13 major [U.S.] news organizations by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism ... reveals that these news organizations use Twitter in limited ways -- primarily as an added means to disseminate their own material. Both the sharing of outside content and engagement with followers are rare."

 

(Published November 2011.)

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Tweeting the news for CBS 6

Tweeting the news for CBS 6 | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Reporter and anchor Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall) of WTVR CBS 6 "admitted that it took him a while to get acquainted with Twitter.  ... Now, Twitter is one of the first things he checks when he wakes up in the morning. Hall said he has his phone with him throughout the day to check Twitter updates from other news organizations. He pointed out that checking Twitter can help him ensure that he does not miss stories that the other local stations are covering. And he uses Twitter to break the news long before the evening newscast. Hall shoots photos and videos with his cell phone on the story he is covering for TV and posts them on Twitter."

 

(Published Feb. 8, 2012.) This story was reported by VCU journalism student Alix Hines (@AlixHines).

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Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage

Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"When I was working for the local D.C.-area news websites of TBD.com and WJLA.com, I came up with a breaking news workflow that I think worked for us. Here are the steps ..."

 

(Published Feb. 9, 2012)

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‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter

‘Think before you act’ and more rules for journalists on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Why do journalists keep botching the facts on Twitter?"

 

(Published Jan. 27, 2012.)

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How a Journalist Uses Social Media

How a Journalist Uses Social Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Q: How has social media impacted your life personally and professionally?

 

"A: Personally, it has allowed me to connect with people I normally may have never had the chance to. It’s allowed me to be a better global citizen, stay informed about what it is like to live in countries all over the world. Professionally, it has led me to the job I have today, as Social Media Editor at Reuters."

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5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone)

5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone) | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Great list! "1. Be consistent. 2. Be available. 3. Add a personal touch. 4. Offer an inside view of the industry. 5. Don’t waste your audience’s time."

 

(Published December 2010.)

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I also found these ten general tips elsewhere that are useful to keep in mind (and I'm breaking one of the guidelines by not crediting it):

Have a voice that is credibile and reliable, but also personal and humanBe generous in retweets and credit othersLink to external material rather than simply broadcast your own contentListen and respond to othersProvide information that adds valueSeek out the views of usersPromote the most interesting and useful content for audiencesUse hashtags created by the Twitter communityInclude multimedia with tweetsLink to other networks where a conversation is happening, such as Facebook
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Tweeting a War: How One Journalist Is Using Twitter in Afghanistan

Tweeting a War: How One Journalist Is Using Twitter in Afghanistan | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
Mustafa Kazemi, an Afghanistan-born war reporter, is using Twitter to cover political strife and warfare in his home country.

 

(Published Feb. 20, 2012.)

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Social Media: The Journalists' Friend

Social Media: The Journalists' Friend | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Ways that journalists use social and digital platforms:

 

"Following online conversations for story ideas ...

 

"Identifying experts on Twitter ...

 

"Extending the conversation online ..."

 

(Published Feb. 21, 2012.)

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RT, MT, HT, via: Giving credit on Twitter

RT, MT, HT, via: Giving credit on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

What do MT, HT, via, and RT mean in Twitter posts? This is a clear, brief explainer. Missing: OH ("overheard").

 

(Published February 2011.)

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Social media tool aims to help journalists find undiscovered, reliable sources on Twitter

Social media tool aims to help journalists find undiscovered, reliable sources on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"I wonder how reporters could have used those tweets to chase down leads and fill in some of the details of [Whitney] Houston’s death."

 

A prototype tool, developed by researchers at Rutgers University and Microsoft, designed to help you track down sources: SRSR (Seriously Rapid Source Review).

 

(Published Feb. 14, 2012.)

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Twitter on TV: A Producer’s Guide

Twitter on TV: A Producer’s Guide | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

This is a really good 2.5-minute video that +shows+ how hashtags, Twitter handles, and so on are used on TV shows to encourage audience feedback and participation. Guidelines and tips at the end of the article (below the video).

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Why journalists should break news on Twitter

Why journalists should break news on Twitter | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"[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)

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Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Chris Hamilton, the BBC's social media editor, said: 'We prize the increasing value of Twitter, and other social networks, to us (and our audiences) as a platform for our content, a newsgathering tool and a new way of engaging with people.

 

"'Being quick off the mark with breaking news is essential to that mission. But we've been clear that our first priority remains ensuring that important information reaches BBC colleagues, and thus all our audiences, as quickly as possible – and certainly not after it reaches Twitter.'"

 

(Published Feb. 8, 2012.)

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How The New York Times is taking Twitter reporting faster and deeper with @NYTLive

How The New York Times is taking Twitter reporting faster and deeper with @NYTLive | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

They used it for Hurricane Irene. Smart to have a separate Twitter account for breaking news & use it only when you're going to flood the account with really frequent updates. Good idea!

 

(Published Aug. 29, 2011.)

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Tips for Using Social Networking

Tips for Using Social Networking | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The majority of journalists are involved in social media already: journalists use social media to collect and syndicate the news as well as (which is so important to us, marketers) find sources to cite. ... Social media sites make it very easy to track sources down."

 

(Published Feb. 1, 2012.)

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