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Posts Tagged ‘journalist’

For The Record, Tweets Cannot Win Pulitzers

The Pulitzer prize is the most coveted recognition for quality journalism in the United States. And they’ve just redefined the meaning of “breaking news” to more accurately represent the real-time nature of the category. But… Twitter has officially been excluded as a medium that could nab a journalist a win.
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Why A “Neutral Retweet” Doesn’t Work

This week, journalists on Twitter have been feverishly discussing the new AP guidelines for retweeting. In a nutshell, the AP outlined how journalists should retweet without endorsing the original tweet – but many thought their method was archaic, out of touch or just plain strange.

Enter Poynter’s Jeff Sonderman. Sonderman put forward a suggestion that journalists use “NT” to mean “neutral retweet” when they want to eliminate bias in their retweeting. But despite his best intentions, this was received as a joke, at best, or inane at worst.
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Breaking News: Should It Be Tweeted Or Blogged First?

Some interesting new guidelines for editors working in the social media age have cautioned that Twitter shouldn’t be used to actually break news – that should only be done on a blog or website. Instead, Twitter should only be used to link back to that particular article, driving traffic and fostering a discussion.
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Will We See Twitter-Only Reporters Soon?

“I think each sports desk could have someone solely concentrating on Twitter.” Spoken by a prominent UK sports journalist, this phrase really made me think: what if we did have Twitter-specific roles for traditional reporters? People whose sole task it would be to monitor Twitter for breaking soccer-related news, interact with soccer fans, and write tweets about soccer – all for a larger news organization.

I guess this begs the question that everyone seems to want to answer lately: is Twitter journalism?
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