Archive for July, 2012

July 13, 2012

Great blog post from James Garrow about how reporters are using Twitter to find sources. Also, great suggestion on using lists within Twitter to manage reporters and outlets you are following. Great stuff Jim!

The Face of the Matter

Given that I’m a relative newbie at media relations, I try to keep a close eye on what they do, in case I’m working with them. Given that I also spend the majority of my time in non-media world, I’m one of the few people who take an interest in their actions without having to directly interact (positively or negatively) from them. Interested, unaffiliated party let’s say.

And this is one of the coolest new developments that I’ve seen. Reporters looking for sources via Twitter.

It’s not the first time I’ve seen that, but the number of reporters and producers that are doing it has increased by leaps and bounds in the last few months. (And, hey, they wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work, right?) In fact, one of the first times I’d seen it was during the Midway Airport quarantine of Delta Flight 3163:

I’m sure I…

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