Thanks to Deanna Utroske for contributing this #twutorial guest post about the art of the Twinterview. Before we start with the guest post, I want to note that Ivan Lajara has Storified lots of Twitter tips for journalists shared in yesterday’s #dfmchat. I also thank Cynthia Parkhill for sharing two links relating to Twitter use: Summarizing takes practice and Best crowdsource ever: Cat ears hat.
Twinterview v. To arrange or conduct an interview, the exchange of questions and answers, via Twitter
Twinterviewing, in broad terms, is any use of Twitter to initiate, facilitate or conduct an interview.
And since the principles of responsible journalism are readily transferable to all things digital and social, social media platforms like Twitter open up a boulevard of opportunities to observe and connect with people, brands, and organizations. For writers of all stripes — journalists, bloggers, novelists, documentarians — this means a digital route to interviewing.
To give you a bird’s-eye view of the experience, I reached out to lifestyle writer and community manager Marci O’Connor for a little Twinterview. Marci’s a contributing writer for Urban Expressions, the digital and print magazine of Montreal’s The Gazette. She’s also written for Shine from Yahoo! and The Walt Disney Corporation’s Babble Media, an online magazine for parents, and she blogs at beingmarci.com.
Here, Marci shares her expertise on Twinterviewing in punchy and eloquent Tweets!
Continue reading the full post, including Deanna’s twinterview with Marci, as well as some twinterviewing tips from Deanna, on the Aloud blog of New York Women in Communications.
If you would like to contribute a guest post on an aspect of how journalists use Twitter, email me at stephenbuttry (at) gmail (dot) com with your idea. If your post has been published elsewhere, I will use the first few paragraphs here, then link to your original piece, as I did with Deanna.