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article imageTwitter launches resource guide for journalists and newsrooms

By Chris Hogg     Jun 27, 2011 in Internet
Twitter today introduced a new portal for journalists called Twitter for Newsrooms. The new resource guide offers best-practice advice and tips on how reporters can use the social media outlet in their day-to-day job.
Journalists looking to familiarize themselves with social media have likely seen something similar on Facebook in that website's Facebook for Journalists page.
Like Facebook's page, Twitter for Newsrooms is an information portal that offers a number of sections relating to various journalistic tasks: reporting, engaging, publishing and a section called “extra.”
1) Under the reporting section, journalists learn about using search to its fullest potential. You can learn about in-depth advanced searching techniques and finding sources; Tweetdeck and Twitter for Mac; mobile tips; and how to use Topsy to find older tweets.
2) Under the engage section, users can learn how to use Twitter to connect with audiences, share news and build community. This section includes case studies, tips on how to brand your Twitter presence and a glossary.
3) In the Publish section, journalists are given tips on everything from a toolkit called Web Intents, to a WordPress plugin for Twitter, to official display guidelines on using tweets in media, and an image gallery of Twitter logos.
4) Finally, in the Extra section, Twitter provides links to blogs, support/help items, DMCA issues and Twitter in other languages.
While a lot of these tips may be familiar to Twitter veterans, Twitter for Newsrooms offers a wealth of information for journalists who are just starting out on the social platform.
What do you think about Twitter for Newsrooms?
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