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How to Use Twitter to Break News on Your Site When Staff’s Away

Posted on: 19 April 2009

Covering breaking news immediately with small or shrinking staffs can be difficult at any organization.

That was, until now.

Matthew Stoff of The (Nacogdoches) Daily Sentinel shared an excellent Twitter breaking news widget tutorial (including the code needed) that he and Lead Developer David Durrett created.

In an e-mail interview, Stoff said they have been using the tool since January, “The reporters were excited because it meant no longer relying on Web staff to publish up-to-the minute headlines, which, for us, is a process that is slower than we’d like. As a result, we’ve been much more flexible about getting intermittent updates published quickly. I’m referring to new facts that don’t warrant an entire rewrite by themselves, but help to flesh out a breaking news incident.” [via Poynter Online]

Read the rest of the story.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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