Links to Twitter helps, journalists, humor, commentary
April 3, 2009 by Steve Buttry
Updating to add a link to Mandy Jenkins’ Intro to Twitter for Journalists.
This is a supplemental link for my ASNE webinar, Leading Your Staff into the Twitterverse, scheduled for Tuesday, April 7. I welcome journalists using Twitter to add links you have found helpful or journalists you recommend following.
Below are lots of links, grouped but in no particular order, to help out Twitter newbies, to help those wanting to move beyond the basics, to help you connect with journalists using Twitter and to help you decide whether Twitter is worth your time.
Thanks to Mary Kay McFarland of the Charleston Gazette and Mandy Jenkins of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who sent me links directly; to Mathew Ingram, who used several of these links in a slideshow that he linked to; and to lots of tweeps who steered me to other links since I started on Twitter. Thanks also to Andria Krewson of the Charlotte Observer, who sent some advice that I posted separately.
Twitter in Plain English video on YouTube. This is the quickest, clearest primer I’ve seen.
The Ultimate Guide to Everything Twitter by Web Designer Depot. This is the most detailed primer I’ve seen.
Twittering Tips for Beginners by David Pogue. Pogue spends a little too long whining about the Twitter hype, but does offer some helpful tips.
Twitter advice for journalists
Twitter tips and tricks by Patrick Thornton
Twitter to journalists: Here’s how it’s done by Monica Guzman
5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence from Darren Rowse
20 Twitter Badges to Show off Your Tweets on Mashable
Newsrooms Can Grow Twitter Followers By Using Twitter For Link Journalism by Scott Karp on Publish2
TwiTip by Darren Rowse.
So why aren’t you Twittering yet? by Robert Niles
Twitter: A workshop for journalists by Mathew Ingram.
Sarah Hartley shoots down excuses for not using Twitter: Five barriers to journalists using Twitter
Top Twitter tools for journalists by Gina Chen
How journalists can use Twitter by Gina Chen
The ROI of Journalists and Magazines Using Twitter by Dan Blank
Twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism? by David Schlesinger
Using Twitter in the newsroom by Meg Thilmony
JournoTweeting by Ellyn Angelotti
Experimenting with Twitter: How Newsrooms Are Using it to Reach More Users by Mallary Jean Tenore
10 ways to find people on Twitter by Paul Bradshaw
Mandy Jenkins‘ Zombie Journalism blog,
Journalists using Twitter (by category, though several of those listed could fit in more than one of these categories)
Top editors using Twitter (list at the end and several sprinkled through the p0st)
Former editors: Pat Yack, Geneva Overholser, Howard Weaver, Tim McGuire, David Westphal
Reporters & columnists (Gazette overrepresented here, though I left a lot out): Ron Sylvester, Daniel P. Finney, Jeff Raasch, Daniel Victor, Molly Rossiter, Tony Messenger, Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas, Jayette Bolinski.
Journalism academics: Jeff Jarvis, Jay Rosen, Mindy McAdams, Wayne Macphail, Sree Sreenivasan, Matt Thompson, Jim MacMillan, Sue Burzynski Bullard.
Journalism bloggers: Ryan Sholin, Paul Bradshaw, Michele McLellan, Amy Gahran, Chris O’Brien, Patrick Thornton, Martin Langeveld.
Other journalism innovators using Twitter: Bill Dunphy, Elaine Clisham, Ellyn Angelotti, Kurt Greenbaum, Meg Thilmony, Mark Briggs.
Statesman.com Twitter directory
Des Moines Register Twitter directory
Cincinnati Enquirer Twitter directory
Twitter cartoons (slide 30 is my favorite)
Twitter Fan Wiki
Soge Shirts Twitter glossary
Steve Buttry posts with Twitter advice (some of which fit in categories above)
Ready to twitter to learn what it is
Social networking: a marathon where you sprint
Twitter is an essential reporting tool
See how Twitter covers breaking news
Bad judgment doesn’t taint the platform
Again, Twitter shows value for reporting
Understand Twitter before you write about it
Seeking advice for journalists using Twitter
Using Twitter to follow the North Dakota floods