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Follow “The Times Is On It” For Some Seriously Obvious News

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Shouting “Extra! Extra!” before you say something makes it seem more urgent!

There’s a new Twitter account in town, and it’s chronicling the exploits of those “obvious” stories – you know, the ones that claim to cite a brand new, ground breaking study that tells us all what we already know – in the New York Times and other major newspapers. There are some really obvious stories out there, and @NYTOnIt is ON IT.
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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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How To: Create a Twitter Newspaper with Paper.li

Many of you have likely heard of Paper.li – either through word of mouth or by being tagged in a Paper.li tweet. It is a web-based Twitter newspaper service that creates a daily broadsheet populated with stories from you, your Twitter followers, a hashtag, a list and more.

Here’s a quick guide to Paper.li so you can create your own daily Twitter newspaper.
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Paper.li Creates First Branded Twitter Newspaper for HBO’s Game of Thrones

It looks like Paper.li, the popular Twitter newspaper curation service, is setting itself up to become the “Facebook Page” for Twitter. It has just announced a partnership with HBO’s new series Game of Thrones, providing a daily curated newspaper composed of multimedia pulled from tweets about the show.
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How to Make Your Own Virtual Newspaper with Twitter

Who needs a newspaper when you have Twitter?
This post may sound redundant to those in the know; but for those new to Twitter, here are some ways you can use the site as a one stop spot for your news – including links to get you started. Read more

10 Twitter Reactions to “The Daily” iPad Newspaper Unveiling

Rupert Murdoch unveiled “The Daily” yesterday, a much-hyped, iPad-only daily newspaper. At $39.99 for a year’s subscription, some are calling its the death of the traditional newspaper – but Twitter, at least, has a more nuanced opinion. We’ve snapped 10 reactions to “The Daily” from Twitter, to give you a glimpse into what those using 140-characters-per-thought think of a newspaper that promises depth in reporting on a daily basis.
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Why Twitter Rocks at Making You a Better Newspaper Reader

Newspapers are dying. Ironically, it’s all over the news — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a healthy dose of journalism anymore. Blogging and other forms of social media have replaced the hard copy newspapers we all used to pay for, but in many cases, these new media sources teach us more about what makes for quality content. Tweets aren’t just replacing newspapers; they’re making us better at reading the news.

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The National Post: How One Newspaper is Embracing Twitter [Interview]

The National Post is a large Canadian newspaper that’s embracing social media as an extension of its newsroom. We had the opportunity to chat with Chris Boutet, the Senior Producer of Digital Media at the Post, about how the paper uses Twitter to provide real-time news to its readers, engage with them, and build its brand.
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