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Distribute or Die

News organizations are coming to grips with the fact that they must engage their readers through new social networking toools like Twitter and Facebook. Excellent article by American Journalism Review

From the article…

Wilmington’s Star-News has gone on the offensive. It’s using Twitter to compete more directly with radio and television by streaming a live Twitter feed of accidents, gridlock venues and other road worries directly onto its homepage. Many are sent in by area residents. The effect is a give and take with readers, says the editor. “More and more people are expecting that kind of conversation with us” via social networking, Tomlin says, “not just pure promotion.”

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All the news that’s fit to Tweet

Freep.com covers a story about a Detroit teenager who tweets news updates to over a thousand followers.

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Twitter = Realtime news delivery

TechCrunch compares Twitter to being a modern day Walter Cronkite because people are increasingly turning to it first for news information.

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Speed is what you need

TechCrunch offers an interesting article about the ability of the internet (and Twitter in particular) to consistently beat traditional news sources to the punch.

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