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More on Twitter and Reporting the News

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on December 8, 2008 - 10:45am

Yesterday's New York Times featured this piece, which discussed how newspaper journalists have become avid users of Twitter:

CNN says it wants newspaper feedback as it creates a news wire service to compete with The Associated Press and other services. At a meeting last week, one newspaper staff member offered his advice — and shared the framework of CNN’s plans — in real time on the social messaging Web site Twitter.

 

CNN, a division of Time Warner, invited several dozen newspaper editors to Atlanta last week for a summit about its forthcoming news wire. Gatherings of journalists aren’t usually off-the-record affairs, but CNN probably didn’t expect each segment of the summit to be shared with the Web. Then again, the increasingly popular Twitter, which allows users to share short messages with others, sometimes acts as a wire service as well. (CNN declined to comment.)

 

Hat tip to Steven at Library Stuff, who referenced this article yesterday.

 

 


Comments (2)

The gray background denotes

The gray background denotes an extended quote. I'll be sure to brighten it a bit, just in case it is difficult to see.

Was wondering why the dark

Was wondering why the dark gray background for the Times excerpt?