Thursday, April 26, 2012

Here is an interesting article from Poynter which asks the question: Is Twitter ruining Journalism or is Journalism ruining Twitter.  

“We saw a seemingly endless number of journalists spend the very early hours frantically live-tweeting every possibly interesting bit (and plenty not) of Rupert Murdoch’s testimony… It certainly wasn’t helping them get their news articles published in a more timely fashion! And it not only didn’t result in any revenue for their news organization, it didn’t even result in any revenue for the writer in the course of his job duties.”

1 comment:

  1. This is an interesting posting that is certainly relevant to some of the intersections between Twitter and journalism that we have discussed, and -- of course -- our class guest David Folkenflik has been reporting on the Murdoch case in longer, more developed stories (although he also uses Twitter). As you can see from the stories that rise to the top, you should develop your content more into a multiple paragraph story, however.