Twitter et journalisme : lectures en vrac
Voici un éventail de billets ou d'articles, glanés ici ou là depuis ce début d'année, conseils de lecture en vrac :
Twitter et les médias
un phénomène viral se crée, des utilisateurs postent des tweets intéressants pour les journalistes, les journalistes s'inscrivent sur Twitter et en parlent dans tous les médias, davantage d'internautes s'inscrivent sur le site grâce à ça, créant donc potentiellement plus de tweets intéressants pour les journalistes, etc.
Journalists are obsessed with Twitter. Obsessed. They use it, talk about it, analyze it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, love it, hate it, capitalize on it, become experts on it, monetize it, argue about it, and become micro-famous on it.
Nouveaux usages / expérimentations
Info chaude : trouver des témoins avec Twitter local (Après la télé...)
A côté des moyens classiques (téléphones, email, toujours efficaces) , il devient impératif de comprendre que d'autres voies existent pour rentrer en contact avec des sources et recueillir des témoignages.
Using good news judgment to spot when a hashtag may aid tracking breaking news or an unfolding issue, and knowing how to establish and promote a hashtag, can be a key journalistic skill.
Channel 4 News sources interviewee via Twitter for the first time (blogs.journalism.co.uk)
After setting up an interview with someone sending Twitter updates from the airport at which an aeroplane crashed in Amsterdam, Guru-Murthy tweeted “It’s just another way of finding people and talking. ‘Twitizen journalism’ is a rather dressy way of describing it I think.”
Journalist tells PRs: Don't email me, use Twitter instead (pressgazette.co.uk)
A business journalist bored of "poorly targeted press releases" from PRs has said he is to only accept pitches via Twitter, the social network.
Petites études intéressantes
Again and again, journalists tell me that they use Twitter to keep their fingers on the pulse of what is happening in their industry, and discovering the issues that people are talking about most.
Les journalistes et Twitter : tentative de catégorisation (Nicolas Gosset)
Sur mon compte delicious, je recense un peu plus de 60 journalistes utilisant Twitter. La plupart sont francophones, certains ont des comptes privés. J’essaye de les catégoriser, mais encore une fois je ne garantis ni la véracité ni l’exhaustivité des informations.
News on Twitter (Twitter Facts)
74% of the Twitter messages containing the words "Dendermonde" or "Termonde" contained a hyperlink to a story on a newssite or a blogpost. The most productive Twitter users turned out to be Twitter users from news agencies, newspapers, radio and television stations and news aggregators. (...) This analysis of this event shows that traditional media have discovered their way to Twitter.
Observations, analyses du phénomène
Twitter breaks the news (The desk Editor)
Users on Twitter can break the news, but 140 characters can only say so much. It’s up the traditional news media to take the news Twitter breaks and expand on it, giving context and making sure the facts are right
Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Journalism As We Know It (Alternet.org)
The rise of Facebook and Twitter herald changes for journalism, and pose serious challenges to about journalistic credibility and trust.
Twitter accélère les scoops (24heures.ch)
Alimentée par ses utilisateurs, la plate-forme de microblogging prend de vitesse les médias traditionnels.
We can build platforms that combines citizen journalism and professional journalism. There are millions upon millions of people armed with the tools necessary to perform citizen journalism. Professional journalists should concentrate on harnessing that resource instead of fighting it.
Why newspapers should manage more like Twitter and less like GM (The Nieman Journalism Lab)
take a minute and read this piece on how Twitter was invented, by one of the original developers, Dom Sagolla. And while you’re reading, compare the environment they were working in to the environment of today’s newspapers.
Twitter taking off among Washington journalists (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
I finally succumbed and joined Twitter a couple of weeks ago and it's already opened me up to a new world of ideas, sources and information. Even during this short period, I've noticed the number of Washington and New York journalists now using Twitter as a work as well as social (the dividing line is always hazy anyway) tool is increasing exponentially.
Twitter to news (keremy Littau)
MU’s own Jen Reeves, one of the most innovative minds here when it comes to journalism and social media, likes to compare the journalistic value of Twitter to a police scanner. When news sources use Twitter to follow the feeds of people in their community, they can glean what is going on in communities similar to what we have in newsrooms now, where police scanners are a window into what’s going on in the police and fire arenas.
Les différentes utilisations de Twitter / Les "how to"
Tracking breaking news on Twitter (The Nieman Journalism Lab)
One tool that I find indispensable for tracking Twitter is called Tweetdeck
How to: Track a conversation in Twitter (blogs.journalism.co.uk)
Twitter is increasingly being used by journalists to make contacts and track news events, but the Twitter user-interface (UI) itself is pretty limited making it difficult to track conversations. Fortunately its open API structure and the ability to subscribe to various types of RSS feeds from Twitter means there are a number of ways to track a ‘buzz’ around an event or specific conversations.
What’s in it for journalists on Twitter? (Beat Blogging)
Here is what Twitter can help journalists and content creators with: Find sources / Discover stories / Connect with people / Crowd source
How journalists can use twitter (Save the Media)
It’s based mainly on how I’ve used twitter, as I cover parenting and children at a daily newspaper
Twitter excels in its ubiquity and simplicity across different platforms and reveals the value in delivering real-time, sequential updates around breaking news.
Five barriers to journalists using Twitter (Sarah Hartley)
Sometimes even the most useful things aren’t that obvious to the people who will benefit the most from them. And so it is with Twitter and journalists it seems.
Et un petit dernier pour la fin : le fil de veille d'Howard Rheingold sur Twitter et le journalisme