Date published: July 4, 2011
Author: Newswatch Desk
Twitter is trying to encourage journalists, with the company publishing guidelines designed to help journalists — traditional, new media, professional, citizen — to use the platform effectively, The Australian has reported.
Twitter for Newsrooms, which went live last week at media.twitter.com/newsrooms, is split into four main categories, starting with "Report", which shows how to use Twitter's advanced search functions and includes case studies on how reporters have used it to find and verify sources for stories.
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As Twitter itself explains: "We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your job: finding sources, verifying facts, publishing stories, promoting your work and yourself -- and doing all of it faster and faster all the time."