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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

. . . But It Can Do Wonders for a Nasty Rash: The Future of Twitter in Journalism

Phil Bronstein writes:
Look, Twitter can't cure cancer. But it's certainly part of the genetic makeup of a future vaccine to combat the transitional disease affecting professional journalism.
Like any chemical/medical mystery though, it needs some magical combination to unlock the door.
HuffPo's Nico Pitney, live-blogging time line with feeds from Twitter, YouTube, AP, the wires, Web sites, etc., making clear the sourcing in each case, comes close. It's not perfect, but it's more than just show-off aggregation or the kind of gawking and pointing at the new kid that's happened with Twitter in much of more traditional media.


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