Twitter releases an online guide to using its features for journalistic purposes.
Twitter has released a primer on using its microblogging features to gather content and report news in the 21st Century, titled “Twitter For Newsrooms.”
Twitter For Newsrooms consists of four main parts: 1.)
- Report, which gives tips on how to use Twitter Search, Advanced Twitter Search, TweetDeck, and Archive Search;
- Engage, which highlights methods on effectively tweeting for particular audiences;
- Publish, which introduces the tools Web Intents, Follow and Tweet, and the Blackbird Pie plugin;
- Extra, which leads to support areas, Twitter Blogs, and Twitter partners.
From Twitter For Newsrooms:
We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your job: finding sources, verifying facts, publishing stories, promoting your work and yourself—and doing all of it faster and faster all the time.
We know you come from different generations. Some are native to the pilcrow, others native to the hashtag. You began your careers in different media: radio, print, broadcast, online and mobile. But you share a common bond: the desire to make a difference in the world, bringing reliable information to the communities you serve.
While this group is diverse, we think Twitter and #TfN can be a kind of common ground—and we know Twitter is a tool all journalists can use to find sources faster, tell stories better, and build a bigger audience for their work.