Lisah Petterson (@journalistlisah), an anchorperson on the Swedish TV4 channel gives in her blogpost on My Newsdesk a good tip for journalists looking for sources. The hastag #jourtip added to the request is used by Swedish journalists looking for sources, spokespersons or suggestions. The article is also mentioning her Twitter account increased interaction with her tv audience. The more active she is, the more she gets out of her efforts. Her advice is that journalists should use social media more as an integral part of their resources.
Another way is to use Twitter for referrals. When I can’t really find a direct contact (in Twitter or LinkedIn), through a couple of referrals I normally get where I want to come. It’s good to know your resources – and use them!
- Could Facebook become a better news reporting tool than Twitter? (thenextweb.com)
- Maybe people don’t think journalists are liars and cheats (nickspearing.wordpress.com)
- Twitter hashtags for journalists (billbennett.co.nz)
- News from nowhere (bbc.co.uk)
- Are your spokespeople socially inept? It’s time to stage an intervention… (bitecommunications.com)
- Newsnight – future of the media (pr-media-blog.co.uk)
- In social-media age, is a federal law needed to shield journalistic sources? (prsa.org)
- Muck Rack: Journalists on Twitter (twitterrati.com)