OK. innovation in journalism and all of that.. but the PG Newsroom Twitter Feed lists as one of the very few feeds that it is 'following' as NASA's Asteroid Watch. Should we be more worried than we are, or are they really really pessimistic?
Joking aside... I have to admit I didn't get twitter.. still don't I am sure. But folks like Mayo have done some neat things as journalists on Twitter. Can you imagine the following if the folks doing spot reporting were twittering as they went along during the day. Most journo-twitterers I see are really just using it as an alternative medium to advertise final news stories. Granted who knows how they would have time to do more, and the whole idea of 'scooping' the competition would become something different. Some fine line between teasing stories and giving away ones work I suppose.
But when looking to see what was the latest news on the whole orphan story last week I was fascinated when I saw that Fox News producer Adam Housley, who was tweeting regularly from the Port au Prince airport, just started commenting out of the blue that Ed Rendell was there on the tarmac inexplicably. As best I can tell, it was the only real coverage from the ground there on the whole situation.. everything else we read kind of after the fact or filtered back through folks like the governor's spokesman or others. Is that part of the future of news?