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Teaching Twitter

We’ve dabbled, but not yet fully committed to using Twitter as a reporting tool at KQTV.

William Seay, Bridget Blevins and Luana Muñoz working with Tweetdeck

William Seay, Bridget Blevins and Luana Muñoz working with Tweetdeck

Today, we tackled Twitter as a team.

We’ve had a station account, @kq2, for a while. But doing it right calls for more than that.

The goal now is for our reporters to bring their individual personalities and conversations to Twitter.

Ariane Jenkins works with Twitter on the iPhone and on the web.

Ariane Jenkins works with Twitter on the iPhone and on the web.

Our reporters will now focus on using Twitter to share updates before, during and after they cover their stories for the day. They’ll also turn to our viewers–or followers, in Twitter parlance–for new story ideas and continued discussion of already-published stories.

If you’re active on Twitter, I’d like to ask you a favor. Follow our team on Twitter and help me to help encourage them on their new, exciting journey.

Special thanks to Kelly Hicks for her feedback on Twitter training.

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  1. October 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Amen! Join the fray, guys… go where people are increasingly going. Bring fair, balanced, local and fast to us there and we’ll love you for it.

    Immerse yourselves. Hold hands and learn as a team.
    😉

    Sean
    (@nashworld)

    • October 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement, Sean. They’re up to the task.

  2. Brett
    October 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    You aren’t on the list. I can’t imagine anyone finding this list without already following you, but just sayin’. http://twitter.com/kq2/kq2news/members

    • October 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

      That’s my fault, Brett. when I created that list way back when, I didn’t think to add myself. I’ll fix that.

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