Categories Presentations Social Networks Twitter For Journalists Post author By Kathy E. Gill Post date 13 February 2012 2 Comments on Twitter For Journalists Preso for SPJ/ONA Seattle (ppt) Resources from PPT Tweet “more” but understand the rules of your newsroom: AP on “opinion” Be conversational Listen … HootSuite.com (iPhone app also) Nearbytweets.com Topsy.com Trendistic.com TweetDeck Twitter Search Breaking news Storify CoverItLive ScribbleLive Verify! TweetStats Follerwonk Other tools Paper.li Directories: twellow.com muckrack.com Twitter tips for newsrooms Twitter -> email: twe.pe Resources Twitter tips for journalists, Steve Buttry How should journalists use social media, Nick Kristoff The new baseline skill set, Steve Yelvington On Twitter, neither a Luddite nor Biltonite be. Simply be human, Alex Howard Storify Preliminaries: asking on Twitter for best tips, tools. Share “ Talking about Twitter at Seattle SPJ/ONA workshop on Monday. Your favorite Twitter tip for journalists, PR folks? #aCallForHelp Kathy E Gill Fri, Feb 10 2012 17:26:26 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill Use Twitter as a primary source for breaking news. But check the facts. Follow hashtags. Heidi Miller Fri, Feb 10 2012 17:29:42 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill Also, don’t speed-read an article and tweet some point that you’ve actually gotten wrong. pschiendelman Fri, Feb 10 2012 18:46:33 ReplyRetweet Share “ Don’t just broadcast. Engage. RT @kegill: @yelvington Your favorite Twitter tip for journalists, PR folks? Steve Yelvington Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:05:55 ReplyRetweet Share “ @yelvington Steve, isn’t Twitter a digital adjunct to traditional beat reporting? Kathy E Gill Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:07:02 ReplyRetweet Share “ .@kegill Twitter (like FB and everything else) is a ticker we need to monitor, like teletypes in the last generation. Steve Yelvington Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:08:35 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill Follow @acarvin @brianstelter. Read @SteveButtry: t.co/dGHzaIDQ Be social t.co/CHfVCNeX & listen t.co/zHzxol3Y Alex Howard Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:11:15 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill don’t just tweet your own stuff – tweet what you’re reading, what you’re interested in. Ethan Zuckerman Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:26:17 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill Pass on what’s genuinely interesting to you. Monica Guzman Fri, Feb 10 2012 21:54:39 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill 1) Nothing matters more than listening. 2) You don’t need followers to come up in search. 3) Be generous with your reach. #goodluck! Jim MacMillan Fri, Feb 10 2012 19:47:42 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill tip: don’t ignore the ecosystem of twitter add-ons, like geotargeted search. seeing twitter as a platform helps make it more useful Seth Long Mon, Feb 13 2012 10:08:57 ReplyRetweet Share “ @kegill Best advice for SPJ/ONA would be to track search queries on topics to identify both thought leaders and emerging trends. Jake Ludington Mon, Feb 13 2012 11:06:19 ReplyRetweet Then there’s the Slideshare (and blog post, which contains the links from the PPT): Share Twitter for Journalists Kathy Gill Share Twitter For Journalists Preso for SPJ/ONA Seattle (ppt) Resources Wiredpen Followed by tweets from the #spjwash event: Share “ Tips for reporters on Twitter – check your facts, use hashtags, don’t just broadcast, engage – crowdsourced by @kegill #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:28:15 ReplyRetweet Share “ Search twitter using #Bing via @kegill #SPJwash Katherine Boury Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:31:43 ReplyRetweet Share “ Twitter for reporters – be conversational says @kegill #spjwash. But remember it is publishing. It is publishing. SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:32:45 ReplyRetweet Share “ Twitter for reporters – listen. @kegill says hashtags may be more important than people when monitoring conversations. #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:35:57 ReplyRetweet Share “ “@SPJWash: Twitter for reporters – ask questions, be specific. Remember, Twitter is a firehose. Be yourself too says @kegill #spjwash” Journalist’s Toolbox Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:39:03 ReplyRetweet Share “ #SPJWash Favorite Twitter Tip for Journalists #PR Folks via @kegill = Don’t just broadcast. Engage. via @yelvington ~ k2sqrd ~ Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:39:49 ReplyRetweet Share “ Big shoutout for Storify (we love it too) via @kegill #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:40:13 ReplyRetweet Share “ Vet a Twitter account – local start-up TweetStats, t.co/SE9GFtvm. via @kegill #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:41:35 ReplyRetweet Share “ Want to see what journalists are talking about on Twitter? t.co/PLX1qesG says @kegill #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 22:42:19 ReplyRetweet Share “ Who to look to for journo best practices on Twitter? @digiphile says follow @acarvin @brianstelter – be aware they tweet a lot! #spjwash Kathy E Gill Mon, Feb 13 2012 23:15:11 ReplyRetweet Share “ Thanks @kellieseattle @kegill @cephillips @MrDataFerret for great tips on digging deep for data, going beyond Google! #spjwash SPJ W. Washington Mon, Feb 13 2012 23:40:11 ReplyRetweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like Loading... Related Tags ONA, SPJ, Twitter By Kathy E. Gill Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill View Archive → ← Fighting Fire With Fire: Dad Shoots Laptop, Posts Video → On Trust and Privacy: Why I No Longer Trust Google 2 replies on “Twitter For Journalists” Thanks, Gee! Reblogged this on ADPR3600: PR Writing and commented: Slide presentation on Twitter for Journalists, but great tips for PR tweeps too! Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.