Twitter re-defines newsroom practice

April 14, 2009

Well, according to this story, it could well be the case.

According to, a new service called Breaking Tweets looks set to re-define the news-gathering landscape for newsrooms. The power of Twitter has been well-documented in the last 12 months, and the inevitable push for constantly updated content via Twitter has had a huge impact already on the way the Media collates and issues news.

Whether online editors will welcome this source of distribution remains a moot point, of course, but the power of the consumer is going to push for more interactivity with the Twitter platform, as American audiences will attest.

If the latest, up-to-date, accurate and timely information is winging its way to readerships via professionally researched, written and evaluated journalism, it can only be a good thing.

If just another example of poorly-conceived citizen journalism, the wringing of hands in newsrooms will cover the UK!

We’ll see. You toss a coin, I call heads for the journos…


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