Using Twitter in business journalism
Andrew Dunn, an intern on the business news desk of the Charlotte Observer, writes about using Twitter helps him be a better business reporter.
Dunn writes, “The first thing I did when I was assigned the story about companies using Twitter was to post a question on the site asking for good examples of local businesses with an active presence.
“Within a few minutes, I had 13 names.
“For work, I use Twitter to find sources, set up interviews and encourage more people to read my stories. I keep up with journalists at competing publications and search for story ideas and leads.
“To get news from around the country, I simply follow publications I like. If I miss something important, I can count on the other people I follow to get it in front of me -â€“ like rumors about the provost of UNC Chapel Hill leaving to become chancellor at Kansas (which came true).”
Read more here. Disclosure: Dunn isÂ a student in the business journalism program at UNC-Chapel Hill.