After your midterm, I’d like you to:
- Sign up for a Twitter account, and email me the link to your profile.
Don’t know what Twitter is? Plug in your headphones and watch Twitter in Plain English.
- Follow at least 10 journalists and local media outlets on Facebook and Twitter, and study how they are using social media:
50 journalists and bloggers to follow on Facebook
10 Twitter users every journalism student should follow
10 journalists you should follow on Twitter
Baltimore Brew (Facebook, Twitter)
Baltimore Sun (Facebook, Twitter)
Baltimore City Paper (Facebook, Twitter)
The Towerlight (Facebook, Twitter)
The Urbanite (Facebook, Twitter)
Welcome to Baltimore, Hon (Facebook, Twitter)
Baltimore Magazine (Facebook, Twitter)
Baltimore reporters & Baltimore sports reporters
- Read about how journalists are using Twitter
- Follow the journalists who will be visiting class Tuesday:
- Finally, brainstorm at least three questions for our guests, and leave those questions here in a comment. A few questions I have:
How is Patch.com different from other local media, and why does it seem to be expanding when other media outlets are shrinking?
What is hyperlocal journalism, and what kinds of stories are your readers looking for?
How journalists you use Facebook and Twitter professionally?
Homework: Revise and post your stories to your WordPress. As you know, revising is the best way to study and improve your writing. It’s the most important part of the craft. Make the time, do the work.