New Finds / Shifting Practice: Twitter as a net to find international sources

I’m falling down the rabbit hole of Twitter after the Worldviews conference experience and the impact to my media consumption rituals has been dramatic. I’m entering entirely new streams of information and, in an effort to try to organize and curate what I’m coming across, I’m going to occasionally blog “New Finds / Shifting Practice”. These entries will cover journalism practice trends that I don’t really know much about right now but want to learn more.  “New Finds” are posts where I don’t (can’t) offer critique or context.. and I might very well be sniffing into dead ends. Maybe you’ll find them interesting (or, even better, can comment to correct my course).

This morning, I watched Andy Carvin, a senior strategist with National Public Radio, be interviewed by the Center for Sustainable Journalism (@CSJournalism).  Carvin has been engaging deeply in the use of social media, particularly Twitter.

He has been able to capture wide cohorts of potential sources from the revolutionary protest movements in the Middle East, drawing people into dialogue with the West.

“For this type of work Twitter has been most useful for me, simply because it is an ongoing conversation that other people can follow.”  [2:30]


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