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Twitter, Multipurpose friend for Journalist April 11, 2011

Posted by jrusse4 in MCOM 341.

So in the past couple of weeks, I’ve realized just how important Twitter can be for journalist. The two ways I’ve found it useful are for finding story ideas and using it as an online portfolio of sorts.

Concerning story ideas, you can follow the many news corporations that constantly put out updates and breaking news such as WBAL-TV, the Associated Press and other outlets. There’s always something going on and those may present opportunities for you to pick out story ideas.

The second is to sell yourself in a sense. I read this article about ways not to use your Twitter for business. In class I learned that journalism is a business where you have to sell yourself to possible employers. Hopefully the article can help guide you a bit.

These are only two reasons why Twitter is helpful. Using it yourself will present the other reasons why it’s beneficial.

Screen Capture Picture, Courtesy of Twitter



1. Thom Lieb - April 17, 2011

I like how you continue to find “photo ops” for your blog posts, Jordan. And your links are interesting, too.

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