A five-part series based on 50 interviews with journalists at four U.S. metro newspapers, written by Dr. Alecia Swasy. Swasy is a professor and Sleeman Scholar of Business Journalism at the University of Illinois’ College of Media. She earned her doctorate of philosophy from the Missouri School of Journalism and began her Twitter research project at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
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A little birdie told meTwitter has become a powerful communications tool. Twitter is now first and foremost when sharing breaking news and sports.
A little birdie told me
September 30, 2014
A little birdie told meFlorida produces some weird news. Consider the runaway kangaroo bouncing all over Pasco County.
Reporters build brand, visibility and job opportunities with Twitter
October 3, 2014
A little birdie told meEven political junkies must get bored writing the same election stories every cycle. Daniel Malloy rapped about Election Day.
Twitter gives journalists freedom to experiment with new story formats (and rap a song or two)
October 9, 2014
A little birdie told meThe new social media manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution got one big task — fix the AJC's social media strategy.
Who let the marketing folks into the newsroom?
October 13, 2014
A little birdie told meBy tweeting out the deals — sometimes more than $700 in coupons — the Tampa Bay Times has seen how Twitter pays off.
The bottom line: Can Twitter make any money for newspapers?
October 20, 2014