The Twitter Media Blog

Tracking cool, meaningful uses of Twitter in TV, music, sports, government, journalism and more

Posts from Media: breaking news

NY Times, Financial Times share Twitter best practices

The newspapers offer recommendations for how to manage Twitter accounts.

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News for Bostonians, by Bostonians

A new website uses Twitter recommendations to find the best news stories.

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Politicians, gov’t agencies turn to Twitter amidst #Shutdown

How Twitter is being used to spread information - and opinions - during the #shutdown.

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How @USNavy kept the facts straight

When the Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred yesterday, the Navy Department used Twitter to provide live updates from the scene.

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Tweeting a Presidential speech

President Obama’s speech on Syria saw politicians turning to Twitter to follow and react to news in real time. See how they used it to tell their own stories.

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Asiana 214: NTSB’s live-tweeting a plane crash investigation

When the @NTSB began to investigate the crash of Asiana Flight 214, it reported the events live from the scene directly on Twitter.

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The Boston Bombing: How journalists used Twitter to tell the story

Nearly three months ago, two bombs shook Boston, and the world. Find out how Twitter became a crucial part of the journalist’s toolkit.

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How a world leader live-tweeted breaking news

It’s unusual for a head of state to comprehensively live-tweet a breaking news story, especially one they are part of. But that’s exactly what Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) did on July 2 – providing a compelling account as global attention turned to the re-rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane based on the suspicion that he was transporting NSA leaker Edward Snowden out of Russia.

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