Yes, we’re on Twitter. Maybe you landed here by clicking the URL on my profile page. If so, you probably want to know who’s behind the Tweets you’re thinking about following. So here’s the short version:
NewsLab is a Web resource for journalists founded in 1998. Our focus is on broadcast and online journalism. I’m Deborah Potter and I run the place.
I’ve been writing about social media and journalism for quite a while. These posts might be of interest:
Twitter vs. storytelling: Is Twitter a threat?
Blogging for dollars: Advice for journalists in uncertain times
Writing for Twitter: Simple tips to make the best use of your Tweets
When news finds you: Can Twittering about your story jeopardize an exclusive?
Mind the gap: On the lack of digital know-how at the top in newsrooms and classrooms
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