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“The next tweet could get you fired!” – Or promoted?

 Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Many news organizations have introduced internal guidelines or policies for journalists using social platforms such as Twitter (for example, see BBC News’ social media guidance here). While these have become commonplace in newsrooms, variation remains, both in […]

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October 4th, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|
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    Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Journalists are busy people. It can be hard enough to get a hold of them and even more difficult to get them to meet for coffee as participants in a research project. I braced myself to […]

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    “Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

“Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

This blog was originally written for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

“Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

In 2009, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi wrote a feature for the […]

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Who to follow on Twitter in 2016

Lauren Suk is a MSc Media and Communications Student at LSE and Social Media Intern for Polis. (@sukkirie)

With 2016 just getting underway, Polis Social Media intern Lauren Suk gives us her top tips of who to follow on Twitter to stay one step ahead of what is sure to be a tumultuous year in the world of journalism…

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Is Twitter useful at University?

The 140 characters required on Twitter forces people to summarise complex discussion in a few words – and therefore leading to incomplete and misleading messages.

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November 19th, 2015|Featured, Student blogs|0 Comments|