Launching J-students into Twitter

What feeds should journalism students follow when they first begin to use Twitter?

Here’s my top 10 list, and I’ll be watching Twitter (and the comments on this page) for other suggestions…

  1. A local professional news reporter
  2. A local news organization’s main feed
  3. A national news organization’s feed for a beat they follow
  4. A feed about a subject they are passionate about
  5. Their student newspaper
  6. Another campus media organization
  7. A different university’s student newspaper
  8. A Society of Professional Journalists feed
  9. A journalism review or think-tank like CJR, AJR, Poynter, J-Lab, Nieman
  10. Their university’s PR office
  11. The professor who suggested Twitter might not be just a colossal waste of time https://twitter.com/#!/bobstep

OK, so I’m not great at “top 10” lists.

Once a journalism student has a Twitter account and has followed a few people to see how it works, what next?

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

Posted in Blogging, Education, Internet, Journalism, Online-Only, Radford
3 comments on “Launching J-students into Twitter
  1. Bob Stepno says:

    After sharing this item with my class, I “tweeted” throughout the day, adding suggestions of specific people and institutions Radford University students might benefit from following on Twitter.

    I included these: @newpr @rucomm @rusoc @prsa @pewresearch @usatoday @professorgary @ire_nicar @joestaniunas @lkelley10 @papergirlmacy @RTDNA @washingtonpost @nytimes @roanoketimes @spj_tweets @dailytarheel @CollegiateTimes @rutartan @ruwhim @amyfawcettnrv @niemanreports @apstylebook @fakeapstylebook @aejmc @propublica @nrvcurrent @newshour @wjchat

    I also added a link to my course page for the latest Wednesday night journalism chat, a conversation accessed on Twitter with the “hashtag” shortcut #wjchat

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