On Thursday night communications professionals convened at Busboys and Poets for “Twitch! Public Relations in the Age of Social Media.” The event, organized and hosted by PR and social media maven Amanda Miller Littlejohn of Miller Littlejohn Media Group, featured D.C. area journalists from broadcast, radio, online, magazine and print outlets.

Jim Long, long-time cameraman for NBC Universal moderated. Panelists included NPR’s Jamila Bey, Washingtonian contributor McLean Robbins (also of the blog Deacon Does DC), HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, and WUSA9′s digital correspondent Lindsey Mastis.

Mastis on the necessity of social media in her work: “I rely on social media every day for every story I’m working on.

Robbins added, “Everything I’ve done with social media has allowed me to be more connected to the people I’m talking to.”

The audience engaged throughout the two-hour event using the hashtag #TwitchDC to communicate with one another on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, making comments and posing questions.

This was the first event in an intended series by Littlejohn and Mopwater PR + Media Notes.

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L to R: McLean Robbins,Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Jim Long, Lindsey Mastis, Amanda Miller Littlejohn, Arthur Delaney