I want to crowdsource some #twutorial posts:
Want to write a guest post?
Do you have a Twitter topic or technique you’d like to address in my #twutorial series? I’d welcome some guest posts.
I’m not interested in another general list of Twitter tips. What I would like is some detailed advice for journalists on a particular technique or issue relating to Twitter use. I would consider a second look at an issue I’ve already covered, such as hashtags or building followers, if you think I missed some tips. But mostly I’m interested in something I haven’t covered yet (you can see the links to other posts at the first link in this post).
Maybe you’d like to do a post on using TweetDeck, HootSuite or your favorite Twitter mobile app. Maybe you’d like to do a post on crowdsourcing or verifying information found in tweets. I’m tentatively planning to update my livetweeting suggestions, but maybe it would be better to publish a your livetweeting advice.
If you want to offer a guest post, email me — stephenbuttry (at) gmail (dot) com — with your proposed topic and some links to other things you’ve written (if we don’t know each other), and I’ll tell you whether I’m interested. If you’ve already written something that you think would work, send me the link. I’ll repost the first few paragraphs here, then link to your blog.
Who are good journos to follow?
Help me compile a list of journalists of various types that would be great examples for other journos to follow. I welcome your suggestions. Some categories I’m interested in: top newsroom leaders, reporters, visual journalists, copy editors, assigning editors, social media (or engagement) editors, bloggers, columnists, journalism professors, entrepreneurial journalists. Some people might fit, of course, in multiple categories.
I’m not very interested in dividing this list by platform (broadcast, print, online) because journalism has evolved beyond those platform silos. I’m also not interested in people you enjoy for their discussion of journalism issues (except perhaps in the professors category), although that’s a nice bonus. I am interested in people who provide good examples of using Twitter to do their jobs.
To stimulate your thinking, Journalism.co.uk offers a list of 100 accounts for journalism students to follow (thanks for including me).
I welcome your suggestions in any or all categories. You can add them in the comments below, email to the address above or tweet them using #twutorial. Tell me why you think these journos are good examples for their colleagues to follow. I’ll compile the lists sometime in the next few weeks for a separate post.