Continuing his series of #twutorials on his blog The Buttry Diary, in his latest post Digital Media First’s Steve Buttry outlines the different ways journalists can use Twitter, and what sort of things they should be tweeting about. His opening statement pretty much sums things up in a couple of sentences:
Tweet about what you’re working on. And if no one cares about what you’re working on, find better stories or find another line of work.
But the post also goes into a lot more detail about the different sorts of tweeting journalists may find themselves doing, from breaking news or updating ongoing developing stories, to tweeting stories by others. This includes looking at best practice in offering an alternative to the original headline, or adding your own context within the character limit.
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