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Twitter: Surprise Star of RNC Coverage

Posted by benasmith on September 9, 2008

Taking advantage of Twitter to provide very different and in-depth coverage of the Republican National Convention – “journalism conducted via social media”.


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Posted by benasmith on August 17, 2008

If you havent checked out, it’s a great site and well worth bookmarking:

The site is partnered with the Current TV Network and features news and current affairs videos from around the world, along with reader uploaded video. A wealth of unedited video you wont find on other news sites. Quality news and current affairs content, not the typical You Tube or viral type of video.

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Chicago Tribune Breaks News with Twitter Posse

Posted by benasmith on August 14, 2008

Great example of a major newspaper using social media, specifically Twitter. In this instance their ongoing interaction with the public via Twitter directly lead to the very rapid posting of breaking news on their website. Thanks to Twitter they were able to break the story rapidly while the public were still anxious to find out what was happening with the particular situation. In turn a link to the breaking news story itself made the rounds on Twitter and generated several thousand page views on the newspapers site within a couple of hours of the story being posted.

Great to see such forward thinking by the newspaper, using social media to interact with the public, to gather news, and to drive traffic back to their website.

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