Social Media and Journalists
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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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You don't tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them

You don't tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"If we had the story first, we had the scoop. And you have the story first if you have it on Twitter and/or on your website. I’m going to respond here both to the reporter’s questions and to editors who need to lead reporters like this to working and thinking Digital First. This will continue both my #twutorial and advice for editors series." 

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Steve Buttry explains a forward-thinking approach to using Twitter -- for reporters. 

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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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Storify Twitter chat: What's OK to curate?

Storify hosted a Twitter chat and asked people what they consider "fair game" to pull out of social media and insert into a story. Some good resources are linked in the responses!

 

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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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