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Chat 7.7.10 Breaking News on the Web

July 13, 2010 - Posted in #wjchat archives , Web Journalism Posted by:

  • 2010-07-08T00:00:54Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Welcome to the 22nd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Breaking news on the Web.
  • 2010-07-08T00:01:17Z
  • KevinLoker (Kevin Loker)
  • Wish I could! RT @TauhidChappell: #wjchat in 10 minutes. Stoked! Topic: Breaking news and how your organization handles it. Come join!
  • 2010-07-08T00:01:40Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 22nd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Breaking news on the Web.
  • 2010-07-08T00:02:02Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • NOTE TO FOLLOWERS: It's that time of the week for #wjchat / Web Journalism related tweets… tonight's topic is Breaking News on the Web.
  • 2010-07-08T00:03:34Z
  • iChristina2010 (Christina Brown)
  • Breaking News! :P RT @MikeMSchwartz: @wjchat An earthquake happens right before the breaking news on the web chat, how fitting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:03:35Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Tonight, we're all hosts! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions + share your knowledge! And thanks for joining #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:03:42Z
  • Knowledgewebb (Knowledgewebb)
  • RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 22nd episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. Tonight's topic: Breaking news on the Web.
  • 2010-07-08T00:03:46Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Time of #wjchat .. I'm gonna be a little chatty now.. be patient or come join us. We're talking about Breaking News.
  • 2010-07-08T00:05:35Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Hi everyone… I'm Robert Hernandez, Web Journalist and Profe @USCAnnenberg. Co-creator of #wjchat. Thanks for joining us!
  • 2010-07-08T00:05:58Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @Martha_Kang Hi, Martha.. thanks for the Q. As far as breaking news: Earthquake in So. Calif. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:05:59Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Hi! It's Megan, reporter for #abc27 News in Harrisburg, PA, back for 3rd week in a row! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:06:14Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • Hi #wjchat. I'm a web journalist/editor for the @calgaryherald all the way up in the Great White North. Just listening in for now!
  • 2010-07-08T00:06:17Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Hi everyone… I'm Robert Hernandez, Web Journalist and Profe @USCAnnenberg. Co-creator of #wjchat. Thanks for joining us! (Ooopps!)
  • 2010-07-08T00:06:37Z
  • NSlayton (Nicholas Slayton)
  • In the same boat as @KevinLoker. @TauhidChappell and everyone else at #wjchat, have fun!
  • 2010-07-08T00:06:37Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Hi! Tauhid from Virginia Tech. Producer of a news show for student-online-only org: @PlanetBburg. Aspiring multimedia journalist #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:07:46Z
  • Knowledgewebb (Knowledgewebb)
  • Good evening #wjchat. We're all about learning the technology to handle social media. Like mmmbutters, I'm listening in to this group.
  • 2010-07-08T00:08:09Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Hi all! I'm Monica from Sarasota, FL. Web producer and social media editor #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:08:24Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • Ditto! RT @RobinJP: Time of #wjchat .. I'm gonna be a little chatty now.. be patient or come join us. We're talking about Breaking News.
  • 2010-07-08T00:08:35Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • We planned it. RT @MikeMSchwartz: @wjchat An earthquake happens right before the breaking news on the web chat, how fitting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:08:42Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Hi, everyone. I'm Robin Phillips, Web ME at Reynolds Center for BizJournos. Did lots o' breaking news at @azcentral #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:09:27Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • Signing in to #wjchat. Adam Sullivan, politics reporter for nonprofit @IowaIndependent. Also j-student at @uiowa. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:10:05Z
  • WesleyLowery (Wesley Lowery)
  • I'm Wesley Lowery. Student journalist at @Ohiou, intern at @DetNews, reporter and editor at @athenspost #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:10:06Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @Knowledgewebb welcome. love to have you listen in.. and welcome your input too. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:10:26Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • I'm loving all the college students logging in to #wjchat and #journchat lately! Great opportunity to network and share ideas:)
  • 2010-07-08T00:10:31Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q1 What is your current role/responsibility in breaking news situations at your news organization? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:10:49Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @AsianStig I think we're in luck.. the World Cup has gotten much less crazy. Twitter should work for us tonight. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:12:00Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q1: I am responsible for all breaking news for my geographic coverage area…on TV and online (but not necessarily in that order). #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:12:11Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • @wjchat Nathan Byrne. eMedia Manager/New Media Manager/Whatever. I'm the web guy at KQTV in St. Joseph, Mo. #Mizzou grad. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:12:23Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • Hello. I'm Salvador #wjchat currently covering all relating to breaking news for TV news. like the #earthquake we just had here in CA
  • 2010-07-08T00:12:40Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Q1: Web takes priority. Its the fastest way to get breaking news in-house. Cell pic sent to Web and Assign Desk #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:13:05Z
  • WesleyLowery (Wesley Lowery)
  • Q1 As a reporter when the news breaks, I cover it. As an editor, I direct coverage, post updates to web and manage social media #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:13:17Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q1 It's been a year since I've been in the newsroom (WEIRD!!), but I've played every role in the past. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:13:32Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • RT @wjchat: Q1 What is your current role/responsibility in breaking news situations at your news organization? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:13:45Z
  • MikeMSchwartz (Michael Schwartz)
  • @wjchat signing on, I'm Mike Schwartz a #USC grad and former Daily Trojan sports editor who is now freelancing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:14:03Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q1: Our org is in the middle of a transition/reorganizing period.Hope to become more involved in community & tweet as news happens #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:14:14Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • Q1: I am responsible 4 weaving together files, texts, photos, video, etc…from the field into a story package and updating socmed #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:14:30Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @webjournalist at breaking news, i get accurate deets first, send picture back to assignment desk, then update my twitter/fbook #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:15:36Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q1 at @azcentral which I left last Aug., I was on home page which we really changed for breaking news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:15:55Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q1 Check with desk, publish. Tweet. Hassle photog to send photo, publish. When reporter reaches scene, get update, publish. Repeat. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:16:00Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q1 I'm responsible for posting stories on station's website, Facebook & Twitter pages, & sending out text & email alerts. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:16:12Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Q1: As a photo-j, the pics or vid from my Droid makes it to the web and on air. TV still is about pictures. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:16:31Z
  • SusannaSpeier (Susanna Speier)
  • Primary motivation for breaking news online #wjchat –> RT @anxiaostudio Hope my LA friends are okay. #earthquake
  • 2010-07-08T00:16:44Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q1 I help post breaking news to the site, Twitter, SMS, Email alerts and facebook (at times) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:16:47Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • Q1: Find out what we know from EP. RT reporter on-scene. If not on scene, tweet critical details first; next tweets drive to web. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:17:20Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q1 In past situations, that would probably involve listening to the police scanners and updating stories where relevant. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:17:24Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @TauhidChappell Focus on what you do best. If other org is going to break the news, do a better job at context/analysis. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:17:31Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @webjournalist they are okay! in serious breaking news situations i think getting pics/vids back to newsroom asap is important! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:17:36Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q1: Currently: if it's "breaking," ensuring various sites are updated – Twitter, Facebook – and think about what's next for the web. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:18:04Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q1 – attending to some right now. monitor breaking stories around NW – disseminate to producers, anchors, web, ticker (order varies) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:18:33Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @JummyWTKR: @webjournalist they are okay! in serious breaking news situations i think getting pics/vids back to newsroom asap is important! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:18:54Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @karamat good point! our assignment desk usually makes sure they update our breaking news text alerts! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:19:08Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • Cool! RT @KimFatica: Q1: As a photo-j, the pics or vid from my Droid makes it to the web and on air. TV still is about pictures. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:19:18Z
  • iChristina2010 (Christina Brown)
  • @TauhidChappell I dont work at a news organization but if you read the Huffington Post a lot, you will get the idea more. :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:19:21Z
  • Krochmal (Mo Krochmal)
  • RT @AdamBSullivan: @TauhidChappell Focus on what you do best. If other org is going to break the news, do a better job at context/analysis. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:19:57Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Newsroom went nuts over my stills. I try to send more than one. Definitely supportive. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:19:59Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @webjournalist I get correct, validated information, then tweet/photo which links to FB, then usually drive back to blog #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:20:00Z
  • SusannaSpeier (Susanna Speier)
  • Q1 @hootsuite or @tweetdeck make uploading breaking news simultaneously to diff soc media sites faster & easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:20:09Z
  • LAJourno (robert lopez)
  • I'm the nighttime blogger for @lanow, the breaking news blog for @latimes. I monitor, twitter, wires, for breaking news #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:20:20Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @Martha_Kang: Q1 Check with desk, publish. Tweet. Hassle photog to send photo, publish. When reporter reaches scene, get update, publish. Repeat. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:20:40Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Awesome! RT @KimFatica: @webjournalist Newsroom went nuts over my stills. I try to send more than one. Definitely supportive. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:20:52Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • #wjchat Hiyo! Justin Ellis, former newspaper guy and current free agent. Listening in on tonight's discussion…and providing snark
  • 2010-07-08T00:21:01Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • I also have the good fortune of partnering with @TheLedger, so I send them breaking photos, too. Write my own cuts, too. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:21:05Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q1 to send out a breaking news bulletin, find interviews, get the newest info on the air/website, get pics/video/etc #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:21:52Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q2 What's the relationship/communication between Web dept & rest of the newsroom (editors, reporters, photogs) during breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:21:57Z
  • WesleyLowery (Wesley Lowery)
  • @AdamBSullivan Yep, when the earthquake hit the Midwest a week ago – Found students home for the summer who felt it #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:22:17Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q2 What's the relationship/communication between Web dept & rest of the newsroom during breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:22:50Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @Martha_Kang i always try to update my line/web producer when i get new info #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:23:01Z
  • iChristina2010 (Christina Brown)
  • Q2: With the focus on Web 2.0, there should be an intimate relationship between Web editors and the traditional print staff. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:23:47Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q2 Sometimes it takes some nudging, though. And video and/or pics are tough depending on the crew. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:23Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q2: This has different answers as time passes. I remember when it was ROUGH to get info. The whole "scoop ourselves" line… (1/2) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:25Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat Q2 our web folks are set up in the corner of the newsroom, that way they can hear everything. we work well w/them. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:36Z
  • WesleyLowery (Wesley Lowery)
  • Q2: For @athenspost our reporters/editors are the web staff, so there is no disconnect btwn print/web, just occasional oversight #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:45Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • I agree. @karamat. Q2 Sometimes it takes some nudging. But oftentimes the rewards of teamwork are evident, and feeds future coop. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:48Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q2 Whats relationship/communication btwn Web dept & rest of newsroom (editors, reporters, photogs) during breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:50Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q2: It's easier for us field reporters to snap pics from the field and email a few quick points, rather than spend time on phone. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:54Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @MikeMSchwartz Be careful not to force it, though. If you have nothing new, don't try to fool your readers into thinking you do. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:24:56Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q2 In theory, newsroom posts the stories, and the Web dept. checks how many hits the story gets. Updates come from newsroom. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:25:04Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q2: But, man, times have changed! Just take a look at the answers from Q1… get it right and get it out fast! #wjchat (2/2)
  • 2010-07-08T00:25:14Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • #wjchat Q2 in breaking news scenarios isn't the web dept the first line of attack/responders? No question contact web folks first
  • 2010-07-08T00:25:27Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • Relationship is crucial. Information must be consistent between newsroom and Web dept. #wjchat otherwise it's weak.
  • 2010-07-08T00:25:42Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @webjournalist I hear that. I think that barrier has been gradually melting, to everyone's benefit. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:25:50Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q2 Web relationship is still evolving, but they are in the loop on everything. Field crews know to send pics direct to Web and desk. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:26:01Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @meganhealey But still need to send info to us web folks. Pics aren't anything w/o info. ;-) #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:26:31Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q2 Thank goodness the 'scoop yourself' mentality is almost gone. Goal is to get info out in waves… as you can flesh it out. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:26:41Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @webjournalist Probably too off topic and maybe you can address later, how do you improve teamwork between newsroom/web team #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:27:14Z
  • MikeMSchwartz (Michael Schwartz)
  • @AdamBSullivan For sure. Content/reporting is first priority. And your earlier statement about doing what you can applies. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:27:24Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @meganhealey absolutely! thank God for my blackberry. i constantly send updates back to the web/assignment/producers #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:27:43Z
  • iChristina2010 (Christina Brown)
  • Q2: Communication btw both teams should be transparent. Do you hear these days: EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! nope. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:05Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q2: Breaking news is a part of content creation. New idea is its becoming the job of the desk – news, sports etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:06Z
  • nateog (NathanOlivarez-Giles)
  • RT @salvadorduran: Relationship is crucial. Information must be consistent between newsroom and Web dept. #wjchat otherwise it's weak.
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:23Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • I disagree-Pics can tell a 1000 words @karamat @meganhealey But still need 2 send info to us web folks-Pics aren't anything w/o info #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:42Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @webjournalist Reporters post stories, editors edit, Webies tease to it on homepage…But usually, we email everyone anyway #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:53Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • @MonicaHare1 You know, that might be a #wjchat topic all by itself…. if you can frame it into a breaking news Q, we can ask it tonight!
  • 2010-07-08T00:28:55Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @JummyWTKR: Same for me as social media editor Not sure what I'd do if I didn't have my BlackBerry — never leave the office! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:30:32Z
  • LAJourno (robert lopez)
  • @SusannaSpeier If it's big, as in last year's deadly Station Fire wifldfire, we will roll reporters from home but it takes time #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:30:47Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q3 How do you, personally, receive breaking news? Twitter? Email alerts? Facebook statuses? Blogs? Web sites? Broadcast? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:31:09Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • See… no smart phone = big disadvantage if you're on the field for breaking news. Better have a camera… >:( #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:31:16Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q2: We're aiming for the desk editors know how to alter the site for breaking news. Desk editors are web editors, coordinators #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:31:32Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @TauhidChappell Depends on how much you know already. Web story written w/ 2 pics w/ cutlines isn't great, but it's a start. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:31:37Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q3 How do you, personally, receive breaking news? Twitter? Email alerts? Facebook statuses? Blogs? Web sites? Broadcast? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:32:29Z
  • MikeMSchwartz (Michael Schwartz)
  • Q3 Depends on the news, but a variance of outlets. Twitter has been big outlet for sports info for me. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:32:42Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • HI Folks. Henry M Lopez, web editor in Santa Fe, New Mexico checking in. Better late than never. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:32:45Z
  • corettajackson (Coretta )
  • RT @wjchat: Q3 How do you, personally, receive breaking news? Twitter? Email alerts? Facebook statuses? Blogs? Web sites? Broadcast? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:32:51Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q3 Law enforcement is great in this area about putting out media alerts. A couple agencies email me direct–>smartphone. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:32:54Z
  • LAJourno (robert lopez)
  • @wjchat Q3 – Twitter, TV news, blogs, wires. They are my leads at night for @lanow but I always confirm info first. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:33:31Z
  • SusannaSpeier (Susanna Speier)
  • Twitter RT @wjchat Q3How do u receive breaking news?Twitter?Email? Facebook? Blogs?Web sites?Broadcast?[edited] #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:33:36Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q3 Text alerts, email alerts, Twitter stream. Those are the top ways I get breaking news. And Twitter usually trumps them all. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:33:38Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • I'd argue that a pic can tell a story. AdamBSullivan A cliche isn't a sound argument. Photos are hardly valuable by themselves. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:02Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • Q3 Unless I'm in the car, I almost always get breaking news from social media. I get NYT alerts directly to my phone via text. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:17Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q2 #wjchat communication is beyond crucial! They must be in constant contact, helping each other to better tell the story.
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:17Z
  • corettajackson (Coretta )
  • @wjchat I get most of my breaking news through Twitter, alerts, sometimes Facebook. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:21Z
  • madshrew (Andrew Stanfill)
  • @wjchat Twitter and news sites first, then IM chat and facebook much further down. Broadcast last. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:30Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q3 It's mainly Twitter now… it's all about who I follow. But was big into email alerts. Hated SMS alerts because people abused it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:33Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @salvadorduran That's fine. But saying "a picture is worth 1,000 words" isn't a real argument. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:36Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q3 – def not broadcast – local, nat'l or intl. mostly twitter or e-mail alerts #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:53Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q3 related sort of, Do you put breaking news on facebook, if so, in what situations? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:34:58Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q3 Embarrassed to admit I saw Paul Abdul's tweet abt leaving Idol within seconds after it went out. BIG news. LOL #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:03Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q3: Story ideas on FB/Twitter? Yes. Breaking news alerts? Rarely. Good ole fashioned tips still rule the roost in that dept. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:04Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • All of these plus viewer calls @webjournalist @wjchat: Twitter? Email alerts? Facebook statuses? Blogs? Web sites? Broadcast? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:09Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat a lot of twitter these days, also thru texts, emails…and the PIOs/PAOs in our market still use pager system #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:09Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat B/c I'm always on it, Twitter & FB. Then go to websites that sent out info. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:29Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @salvadorduran Agreed. A photo post w/o story is flat, and often not compelling in breaking news stories. But they do add to a story #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:35:48Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • @MonicaHare1 facebook doesn't feel right for breakers – wrong audience in my book… #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:36:02Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • @wjchat Q3: Primarily Twitter and the news wire. I also get email alerts from competing orgs and papers and sites. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:36:31Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • Point well taken, and you are right sir @AdamBSullivan That's fine. But saying "a picture is worth 1000 words" isn't a real argument #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:36:56Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @MikeMSchwartz But we don't use a tweet/facebook status without verification. Find the source of the info first, of course. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:02Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • @SarahDayOwen Exactly. Also The FB status updates I read today are totally irrelevant and rarely have to do with news #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:04Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q3 #wjchat all of the above. It's information overload, I'm checking anything I can think of.
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:05Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • NPR is BIG for me… for news in general, but not really breaking. RT @SusannaSpeier: Sometimes from NPR also. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:06Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @KimFatica Ahhaha! Maybe that just means you're well-rounded in your news consumption. :> #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:10Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q3: Twitter (majority), other websites, Facebook (rarely) … broadcast: never. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:19Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @SusannaSpeier I use a Moto Droid set at 3MP quality. It beats iPhone on number of levels. Thank you for the nice compliments! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:25Z
  • petersmeg (Meghan Peters)
  • #wjchat Q3 Most national & international breaking news I get from Twitter. Local usually comes from e-mail alerts.
  • 2010-07-08T00:37:43Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @TauhidChappell @karamat @Salvadorduran Web producers usually have basics from press release or the desk. Pics show we're on scene. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:38:11Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @Martha_Kang Well, I'd like to think so. You know how photogs are. =:-) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:38:29Z
  • MikeMSchwartz (Michael Schwartz)
  • @AdamBSullivan I meant specifically the message board tips. They're frequently off and require investigating. But I see your point. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:39:03Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @meganhealey Sorry, thought we were talking breaking news. Press release stories, yes. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:39:17Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q3 I receive breaking news mostly through Twitter and websites. Notice that I said website instead of Web site per AP style #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:39:29Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @MikeMSchwartz Definitely. Coaches and athletes are especially hard to get in contact with, but we try anyway. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:40:31Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @AsianStig AP recently changed its style to allow the more popular spelling of website. :> #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:40:33Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @webjournalist Q3 Most of our local news stories send breaking news alerts via email, but most will also try to "break" on Twitter #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:41:01Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @Martha_Kang Mostly true. Some "breaking" news isn't a surprise to everyone, though. Resignations or big announcements, for instance #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:41:13Z
  • LAJourno (robert lopez)
  • @SusannaSpeier Generally 1-line alerts hit homepage, breaking L.A area posts go to @lanow, then we can link to homepage if we want. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:41:30Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • @AsianStig I was SO excited and amazed when I heard about that AP Style change! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:41:51Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q4 via @AdamBSullivan: Have you ever crowdsourced your breaking news? (twitter, etc.) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:41:53Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @AdamBSullivan Very true. When I think of breaking photos, I guess the images that first come to mind are generic scene shots. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:42:16Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@IsadoraVail There is a Q coming up… Web vs. Social Media in breaking news. Make sure you answer it! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:42:26Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q4 I'm so excited to hear examples about doing this, real-life stuff. This really interests me @AdamBSullivan #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:42:44Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Not always. 2day my web guy had my story b4 I did! RT @Martha_Kang @MeganHealey Press releases r released hrs after breaking event. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:42:49Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @IsadoraVail: Q3 Most of our local news stories send breaking news alerts via email, but most will also try to "break" on Twitter #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:43:18Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q4 Sure. But the best responses have been on comment boards and CoverItLive breakers. Not nearly as much on twitter in my market. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:43:38Z
  • joeruiz (Joe Ruiz)
  • #wjchat I wouldn't call it crowdsourcing, but did RT w/ full credit a competing news org citing breaking news they had from on-air interview
  • 2010-07-08T00:43:39Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q4 Absolutely. Witness accounts can be useful in filling in the gap while you wait for officials to elaborate on details. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:43:53Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @MonicaHare1 we have 3 or 4 different formats for breaking. 1.headline w/out link; 2. head only; 3. head/abstract/photo; 4. package #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:43:56Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @IsadoraVail Really? How much time difference usually between tweet and news site post? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:44:00Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @karamat When I cover "breaking" by the time I get there, police usually release something or desk has confirmation over the phone. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:44:25Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q4 The best example of that was from the Pulitzer Prize winning @SeattleTimes that launched a GoogleWave during breaking news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:45:09Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @AdamBSullivan: Q4 Twitter hashtags are an excellent way to crowdsource breaking news reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:45:15Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @meganhealey Guess my experience is different. We can confirm, but not always get lots of dets, unlike reporter on scene. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:45:27Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • It should be people's routine. RT @AdamBSullivan: Q4 Twitter hashtags are an excellent way to crowdsource breaking news reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:45:32Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @meganhealey It's good that your officials are more accomodating. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:45:35Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • I am a huge fan of Breaking with CoveritLive. Really gets a surprisingly good covo going. In my experience. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:46:05Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q4: Not necessarily breaking news, but a major event – Veishea – as it happened. Did it on Twitter. Next year: full crowdsourcing #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:46:10Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q4 I also teach/remind people to crowdsource in every reporting situation, breaking or not. Get crowd involved early and often. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:46:26Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @henrymlopez Great site — just have to make sure you monitor it :-) But I do like it. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:46:56Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Watch social media's role when LeBron James makes his big announcement. He just got a Twitter account today. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:47:32Z
  • SusannaSpeier (Susanna Speier)
  • @webjournalist Q4 would you go into more detail on how to crowdsource? what are the best practices? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:47:46Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q4 All the time. Every day. Lots of good pictures & accounts come that way. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:48:19Z
  • dailycharlie (Charlie Weaver)
  • Q4: Agreed, I think tweets and status updates with refers to more substantial coverage on a robust website is a formula for success. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:48:20Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @wjchat Q4 I always do crowdsource, even when not breaking news. I get great feedback and numbers. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:48:36Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica Last night, when ESPN announced its extravaganza. Already 270,000 followers for the self-described king. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:48:40Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @dailycharlie that's really important.. to know your audience…that's why we do it all: email/FB/Twitter/website. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:48:43Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Yes please, details @webjournalist Q4 would you go into more detail on how to crowdsource? what are the best practices? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:49:01Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • RT @webjournalist: I also teach/remind people to crowdsource every reporting sit, breaking or no. Get crowd involved early & often. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:49:32Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@SusannaSpeier Step 1: If you are covering an "event" tweet you are going there and ask who is attending. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:49:33Z
  • salvadorduran (Salvador Duran)
  • Till next week #wjchat There's another earthquake of political props going on in AZ I'm getting ready to cover it-Also it is breaking news
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:03Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @dailycharlie: Q4: tweets and status updates with refers to more substantial coverage on robust website a formula for success #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:03Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@SusannaSpeier Step 2: When you arrive to the scene, tweet that you are there… and ask who is there too. Find sources! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:05Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • #wjchat Q4 Crowdsourcing is great for big breaking public events like fires, lockdowns, police stand-offs. It's up to news orgs to curate
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:15Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @karamat Agreed. Our web staff is awesome, but often hesitant 2 run every detail I have right off the bat. More concerned w basics. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:31Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@SusannaSpeier Step 1: If you are covering an "event" tweet you are going there and ask who is attending. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:40Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@SusannaSpeier Step 3: Give updates from the scene… get people to join your reporting. And ask for tips/suggestions/Qs. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:54Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@SusannaSpeier Step 2: When you arrive to the scene, tweet that you are there… and ask who is there too. Find sources! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:50:57Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q4 It depends whether or not the public has something to advance the breaking news story (e.g. a photo or YouTube video). #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:51:03Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @karamat Guarantee everyone will hang on LeBron's every tweet for breaking news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:51:11Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Phew, home! And ready for the next #wjchat question. Won't be around for the full evening, but hello anyways.
  • 2010-07-08T00:51:21Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q4 Since so much breaking news is a public service, be careful with crowdsourcing… you need to confirm just as quickly. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:02Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@SusannaSpeier Step 5: After piece runs, ask for feedback, comments, thoughts, tips. Make sure you use hashtags all the way through #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:03Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@SusannaSpeier Step 3: Give updates from the scene… get people to join your reporting. And ask for tips/suggestions/Qs. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:09Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@SusannaSpeier Step 4: Tell people when they can expect to see or read your "official" piece. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:24Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Twitter can often be a good source of breaking news…also bad. One must be careful to know sources to prevent urban legends. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:25Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica Not I. Couldn't care less. And the ESPN part of it makes me sick. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:52:46Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q4 Crowdsourcing done right = essence of building relationships on twitter #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:53:22Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @RobinJP: Q4 Since so much breaking news is public service, be careful with crowdsourcing… you need to confirm just as quickly. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:54:17Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q5 Should Breaking News be "tweeted" from the scene? Or should Web publish it first? Who should break news first? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:54:24Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @SarahDayOwen Depends on how long it takes me to get to office and post. Usually a half hour once back? I'll save details 4 next day #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:54:43Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q5 Should Breaking News be "tweeted" from the scene? Or should Web publish it first? Who should break news first? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:54:59Z
  • dailycharlie (Charlie Weaver)
  • @RobinJP I do think it's our responsibility to help moderate/vet the info as it's coming in. inject our credibility into the mix. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:04Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @wjchat Absolutely tweet from the scene. Also helpful to post twitter stream to website for non-twitter users. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:18Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @webjournalist Right, you're right. We haven't done crowd sourcing, really wanting to learn best practices. Your steps have helped! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:20Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @WordSmithette: Q4 Crowdsourcing done right = essence of building relationships on twitter #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:22Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q5 This goes back to scooping ourselves. I think you should put it out there as it comes in. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:35Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • . @webjournalist @SusannaSpeier you two just collaborated on the webj textbook's chapter on crowdsourcing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:38Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @RobinJP Good point. Add more color in updates, not just trying to include crowdsource info in first breaking news post #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:40Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q4 Crowdsourcing helps you in so many ways… your sourcing, better reporting, strong connection w/ community, brand & distribution. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:55:57Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q5 A quick tweet, perhaps linking to web post that includes continuous updates. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:04Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q5: Go where the people are. They are on Twitter, Facebook before they are on you're website. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:13Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @karamat I can't disagree with indiff about LeBron, but it's still newsworthy. It passes the "watercooler test". #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:15Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q4: Depends on the news. Big weather events — for sure. But for things like homicide or accidents, I usually don't get much. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:17Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • Q5 I like getting news from Twitter first. It's great b/c it's instantaneous. I can get more details from the full story later. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:19Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q5 Someone on scene should live tweet it, someone in office to update web and link. Maximize your mediums. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:32Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @webjournalist Q5 Some of our twitter feeds linked to our news site–so I guess we can break on web, with our feed inside. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:43Z
  • JJtweets (JohnathonFitzpatrick)
  • @AdamBSullivan (Q1) If you're not first in breaking news post it anyway. Serve that part of your audience who chose YOU exclusively. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:44Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q5 Here they like web first, then tweet. What about the rest of you? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:45Z
  • marydpadilla (Mary D. Padilla)
  • RT @webjournalist: Q4 Crowdsourcing helps you in so many ways… your sourcing, better reporting, strong connection w/ community, brand & distribution. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:53Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q5: I'd say tweet what you see. What's going on. Keep people informed as event unfolds. If journalist is on field, might as well. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:54Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @acnatta Twitter is the best way to provide those continuous updates, though. It's quick, it's easy, it's mobile. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:56:55Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Q5 Tweet from the scene with a link to the home page … where you are scrambling to get something up quickly. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:15Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q5 Perfect world: everyone tweets from scene! Reality: they eventually tweet from scene and by that time, it's already up on web #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:15Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q5 #wjchat Absolutely. As long as it's accurate, get it on the web both on your website and on Twitter.
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:18Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @Amadeus3000 Depends on the audience. That might be true of younger crowd, but older consumers go to news website first. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:27Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q5: But should keep communication up with your newsroom and web producer so they know info too. Right? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:27Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q5 Should Breaking News be "tweeted" from the scene? Or should Web publish it first? Who should break news first? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:43Z
  • IsadoraVail (Isadora Vail)
  • @webjournalist Q5 Then again, w/Twitter just link to the story and we get hits just the same. I don't think it matters, honestly…. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:46Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Q5 Whatever your fastest channel is to get the news out, that's where field report should go. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:46Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q5 #wjchat If you're in a situation where you can't call info back, your newsroom can get photos/info from your tweets.
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:56Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q5 Isn't Twitter part of the web? Tweets should support the web story, maybe point to additional sources of info for public safety #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:56Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Report what you know when you know it. Use the tools at hand. IN-office folks can always put a twitter feed on their story page. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:57:58Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q5: Great question. I struggle w this all the time. I usually tweet where I'm headed and tease people to the web "if it turns out." #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:18Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • yes. use crowd as a tipsheet. RT @dailycharlie I do think it's our responsibility to help moderate/vet the info #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:26Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q5: Depends. But, if you "own" a beat, then you better own your brand… which should include SM/Twitter. Break that news! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:31Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica Watercooler, yes. For Cleveland and Miami. Talking to a true-and-true Celtics fan. ;-) (Where's his bling??) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:40Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • I'm lurking on tonight's #wjchat. Topic- breaking news and social media. Some good stuff- follow the tag.
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:45Z
  • dailycharlie (Charlie Weaver)
  • Bingo! RT @BrianManzullo Q5 Someone on scene should live tweet it, someone in office to update web and link. Maximize your mediums. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:58:57Z
  • BrianManzullo (Brian Manzullo)
  • Q5 Integrate your Twitter feed into your site so tweets appear as breaking news updates. Makes quick updates easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:59:02Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q5B: I can see Reuters point of view… they charge, A LOT, for their content and using Twitter before would undercut that. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:59:05Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • nice and basic.. .RT @acnatta Q5 A quick tweet, perhaps linking to web post that includes continuous updates. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:59:35Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Report what you know when you know it. Use the tools at hand. IN-office folks can always put a twitter feed on their story page. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T00:59:48Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • Q5 During Flagstaff #wildfire, Twitter & web were working simultaneously to deliver news and safety info #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:03Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • #wjchat Q5: break it wherever you can get the news out fastest. As long as you have the facts, use every channel.
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:06Z
  • petersmeg (Meghan Peters)
  • @wjchat Q5 Tweeting from the scene is becoming essential. If you don't do it, someone else will. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:24Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • Q5 Tricky line between your news site being the source for breaking news and Twitter being the source for breaking news #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:26Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • Q5: We try to have small webfile up first, but will tweet details from scene as we weave together larger package. Audience demand. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:32Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @BrianManzullo: Q5 Integrate your Twitter feed into your site so tweets appear as breaking news updates. Makes quick updates easier. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:34Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q5B: I can see Reuters point , if you have a bigger audience on your site than Twitter, should that be taken into consideration #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:39Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • @AdamBSullivan True, but when it comes to news first breaks, update Facebook, Twitter, then the site. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:48Z
  • Crowdsourcing (Jeff Howe)
  • hey @webjournalist … would love to read a chapter on crowdsourcing for web journos. link? Sorry just started following #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:00:51Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@KimFatica But I don't think emailing your news to Web first, who in turns Tweets it is a bad thing. Make sure your org owns it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:01:05Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @henrymlopez You, sir, are full of resources. Looking forward to that instructional guide you're putting together. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:12Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @petersmeg: @wjchat Q5 Tweeting from the scene is becoming essential. If you don't do it, someone else will. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:26Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • . @SarahDayOwen the audience doesn't care about the difference. Website or your twitter feed. either way YOU were the source. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:28Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat Q5 i TRY to wait for the web to post first, so i can tweet the link as well…but if they are taking too long, i tweet #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:36Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • Yes, we do this RT @botey: RT @BrianManzullo: Q5 Integrate Twitter feed into your site so tweets appear as breaking news updates. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:40Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • @wjchat joining #wjchat for as long as spotty reception allows. In a car en route to Texas. Public safety reporter @ an Ind newspaper/web.
  • 2010-07-08T01:02:48Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • RT @petersmeg: @wjchat Q5 Tweeting from the scene is becoming essential. If you don't do it, someone else will. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:03:04Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Q5: You have to tweet at the right time. Too early, you tip off the competition. Too late and you just got beat on the web! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:03:06Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q5 I use twitter and fb to drive to the site It's the only place my org can make the dough rise They must support the mothership #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:03:19Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Agreed. I have a small Twitter following (tho growing), so I tweet, too. Our web team sometimes RT's me. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:03:21Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @henrymlopez I'm with Martha_Kang, love the resources, love to see the instructional guide! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:03:40Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • @Martha_Kang Gracias. Almost done with the geolocation guide. Got a bit sidetracked the other morning. :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:04:01Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @petersmeg: @wjchat Q5 Tweeting from the scene is becoming essential. If you don't do it, someone else will. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:07:53Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q6 Does your site's design change for breaking news? How? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:08:28Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q5B Well, Reuters could always RT brk news from their own reporters, so it's not like they're getting completely scooped. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:08:44Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist @AdamBSullivan This is why I tweet, but also send stuff direct to my web group. Not selfish about reserving info. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:04Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • .@RobinJP @henrymlopez I teach my reporting students to use CIL, often moderated but not always. It's really the best. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:05Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q6 getting ready to launch a breaking news scroll that would be turned on for those stories. Been testing for a while #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:06Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • @RobinJP No. I moderate. But if I don't publish a comment, I private message to explain why. Works very well. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:31Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • . @MonicaHare1 they are pre-designed templates that work really well. they help tell the user that something big is happening. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:32Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q6 It depends on the news. Red was a sacred/protect color used only to convey newness. We did have a Holy Sh*t design. A must have. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:37Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Q6 No, but we usually have a picture front and center that grabs the attention to the story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:52Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • @RobinJP @henrymlopez We use CIL – mostly for sports – but always moderate. Too risky otherwise. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:09:55Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • @henrymlopez I notice some readers get all of their "news" off my short FB posts – they never go to the site, super frustrating! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:10:35Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • @Crowdsourcing @MonicaHare1 I'll try to write a post… that knowledge, though, is the beauty and goal of #wjchat .
  • 2010-07-08T01:10:42Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • AMEN RT @petersmeg: @wjchat Q5 Tweeting from the scene is becoming essential. If you dont do it, someone else will. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:11:01Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @wjchat: Q6 Does your site's design change for breaking news? How? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:11:34Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist: Q6 A Holy Sh*t design…LMAO…will share that one with our web group! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:11:40Z
  • JJtweets (JohnathonFitzpatrick)
  • @henrymlopez Q5 Support the Mothership only if paychk is driven by page-views. Balance btwn Site/FB/Twtr if nurturing your audience. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:11:42Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @Martha_Kang So u don't believe in organizations breaking stories & having exclusives? If it's not of urgent public need, it's fine. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:11:42Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q6 When redesigning last year I made sure that we could emphasize breaking news. Strip banner at top and update times in red. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:12:07Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • Q6: Yes, the site does/can change now. How: unsure. Haven't had an event that calls for a major change … yet. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:12:16Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Q6 Sometimes. We can put up alerts, or tags on stories based on how big it is. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:12:32Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • @wjchat Q6: We have a 'breaker bar' that drops down on the homepage when we populate with breaking news. Other than that – no. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:13:11Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@KimFatica I was using tame language…. post-9/11 we had Holy F*cking Sh*it design… I'm not kidding. Only used in MAJOR news. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:13:36Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • Q6 Bit limited with our CMS, but we have banners and couple of main display setups, but they can be improved @RobinJP Thanks! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:13:40Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • . @SuziSteffen @henrymlopez @mmmbutters .. I like CIL too but it takes one person dedicated to it. Not always easy. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:09Z
  • bberwyn (Bob Berwyn)
  • RT @JJtweets: @henrymlopez Q5 Support the Mothership only if paychk is driven by page-views. Balance btwn Site/FB/Twtr if nurturing your audience. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:13Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • @SarahDayOwen Those on website may not be same as those on Twitter (and stay on Twitter) or those getting text/e-mail alerts #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:14Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • @wjchat Question: how are news orgs sending out breaking news? What works best for you? Text alerts, tweets email, etc.? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:20Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • @JJtweets They're not mutually exclusive. But you have to have a destination to what you want all this effort to render. That's mine #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:57Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • I am an arts editor for a weekly, so we hardly every deal in "breaking news" (though I'd love to change it, support is for print). #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:14:59Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @webjournalist I'm seeing that! that knowledge, though, is the beauty and goal of #wjchat .
  • 2010-07-08T01:15:11Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat Q6 we will have a bright yellow/red breaking news banner at the top of the screen #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:16:00Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @meganhealey @RobinJP @AdamBSullivan Have had this convo many times. If you're already there & have story, why not tweet/post? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:17:19Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q7 via @mhinojosa: How do you think location-aware apps will affect your news decisions? Reporting? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:17:46Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q7 via @mhinojosa: How do you think location-aware apps will affect your news decisions? Reporting? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:18:04Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @wjchat: Q7 via @mhinojosa: How do you think location-aware apps will affect your news decisions? Reporting? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:18:34Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q7 it may help me figure out which "sources" to trust for crowdsourcing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:19:09Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @MeganHealey Exclusives are one thing. But breaking news is often of urgent public need. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:19:14Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q7 Those small under reported communities we all have can catch my attention by showing they're in fact hotter spots than we thought #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:19:14Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q7: I also teach ways on how to use geo-location apps like FourSquare for reporting. It's a reality we have to use as journos. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:19:48Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @emilymonacelli Even perhaps not with breaking, but interesting stories. Promise a link for later, and follow through. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:17Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Anyone? RT @MonicaHare1: @webjournalist If I can ask a Q7B, how are people using location aware apps for breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:19Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Q7: If our reporters have smart phones I'd encourage using foursquare to show their location when they're covering an event. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:30Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q7 Location-based apps could show where potential news is developing. It might even be the lead in an online or TV format. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:33Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • Sorry all, for my brief detour off the "breaking news" path. Reeling myself back in now:) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:34Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @Martha_Kang @meganhealey And there are ways to tweet an upcoming story w/o giving up too much. But follow through w/ link. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:44Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • Q7 Location media is cool to play with, but I haven't seen any reporting value in it yet. Links to prove me wrong, anyone? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:20:54Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @webjournalist Here I am, asking for more instruction. FourSquare for reporting. Know we talked about it last week. Need "steps" #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:21:10Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@MonicaHare1 What I teach is if news breaks at a location, check to see who has checked in. They are potential witnesses/sources. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:21:41Z
  • botey (becca pollard)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@MonicaHare1 What I teach is if news breaks at a location, check to see who has checked in. They are potential witnesses/sources. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:21:50Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@AdamBSullivan It's still young and, admittedly, it took a while for me to find the journalistic use… but its there. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:21:54Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • Ooh. #4sq RT @webjournalist: If news breaks at a location, check to see who has checked in. They are potential witnesses/sources. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:22:02Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @webjournalist How many times has that worked, though? If I am at the site of a fire, FourSquare is the last thing on my mind. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:22:14Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • I'm with @AdamBSullivan. In theory, it sounds useful. Haven't found any practical use for it in real life. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:22:30Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @webjournalist Agree there *could* be value (esp when it's more widely used). I just haven't seen it succeed yet. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:22:50Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • RT @webjournalist: What I teach is if news breaks at a location, check who has checked in. They are potential witnesses/sources #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:23:06Z
  • gabosama (Gabriel Sama)
  • RT @webjournalist: .@MonicaHare1 What I teach is if news breaks at a location, check to see who has checked in. They are potential witnesses/sources. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:23:07Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @webjournalist @britl Also, important to remember playing around with stuff is the best way to find meaningful applications. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:23:47Z
  • scottleadingham (Scott Leadingham)
  • I wonder if 100 years ago journalists sat around (in bars?) and discussed how to use telephones for reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:24:10Z
  • pfsawin (Patrick S.)
  • RT @scottleadingham: I wonder if 100 years ago journalists sat around (in bars?) and discussed how to use telephones for reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:24:41Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • @webjournalist what about smaller communities, where a lot of people don't have smart phones/foursquare? Still helpful? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:25:07Z
  • mmmbutters (Michelle )
  • Q7: In Canada, at least, I don't think we're 'there' yet 2 begin using location-aware apps 2 inform reporting. It will come, tho #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:25:25Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Exactly. RT @AdamBSullivan: Also, important to remember playing around with stuff is the best way to find meaningful applications. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:25:31Z
  • meganhealey (Megan Healey)
  • @karamat Yes! I need to learn how to do that better. But I also hating tweeting straight up teases, bc viewers don't like that. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:25:51Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • ! RT @scottleadingham: I wonder if 100 years ago journalists sat around (in bars?) & discussed how to use telephones for reporting. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:26:13Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @LindsayThetford You should follow #wjchat — a lot of people mentioned that idea as well. :)
  • 2010-07-08T01:26:26Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • @AdamBSullivan @webjournalist @britl In breaking news, using @foursquare to check in exactly where news happens… Google maps… ? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:26:37Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • #wjchat Q7 Hasn't the Wall Street Journal been experimenting with checking-in with news at sites around NYC? cc .@Zseward
  • 2010-07-08T01:26:48Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @scottleadingham I wonder if they also discussed how to use typewriters and incandescent light bulbs in reporting as well. :) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:26:57Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • @emilymonacelli You'd be surprised on who is using SM, but there is still digital divide. This is another tool, not a replacement. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:27:08Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • Geolocation seems to be another element that separates the haves from have nots. Need smart phone first to even use it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:27:08Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @Amadeus3000 But what value does checking in provide? If you're posting pics from the fire, your audience knows you're at the fire. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:27:21Z
  • scottleadingham (Scott Leadingham)
  • @AdamBSullivan And if journos rely too heavily on social media sourcing, they miss big segment of those who don't use #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:27:23Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @MeganHealey They're counter-intuitive. I will never be able to watch you on TV, but I will watch your story online. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:27:36Z
  • MonicaHare1 (Monica Hare)
  • @JustinNXT Them and the NYT have paired up with location based apps for news #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:28:09Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @jodiontheweb: We've had journos checkin at site of breaking news w/status & hashtag, pushed out to Twitter/FB. Good lead into story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:29:08Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q8 via @Martha_Kang: Using scanner traffic is becoming more prevalent, esply w/ newsroom cutbacks. Good or bad trend? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:01Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • @webjournalist numbers are still growing here. Would love to find a way to add it to reporting tools. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:19Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q8: I think police scanners have always been KEY to our news coverage…. a reality not a trend. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:22Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • #Q8: Good, if attributed. Just because we work at "real" news ops doesn't mean we're the keepers of the keys to the almighty scanner #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:23Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • Q8 I've got nothing here. I've never done cops/crime reporting so I'm painfully unprepared to talk about it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:34Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q8 if used to provide base for info or aggregate = good. Otherwise, must use discretion #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:37Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q8: The worst! Twitter hasn't turned scanner traffic into truth #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:30:57Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Am I misunderstanding the Q? Why bad? RT @karamat: @wjchat Q8 AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD! BAD! BAD! #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:31:39Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @nathanbyrne Never good to use scanner traffic in reporting. Confirm, confirm, confirm. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:31:40Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • Q8 Scanner traffic…still a great way to find news immediately when you're in-house. It's old school, but still works! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:03Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q8 Social media tools serve as "scanner" to fill out what the scanner tips us off too #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:03Z
  • laurenhard (Lauren Hard)
  • @wjchat Why is that bad? You can't be everywhere at once, you just have to be sure to confirm. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:11Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • Q8 Interesting to read in online comments about readers listening in to scanners when I'm not near it (not cops reporter) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:18Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @webjournalist Confirm, confirm, confirm. How often are things said on the scanner that are plain wrong? Can't depend on it. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:28Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • FYI, y'all, @NozzlMedia uses things like govt reports to build real-time news streams. Think the @Columbian uses 'em. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:50Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q8 I used to sell scanners a decade ago at #Radioshack Cellular phones have made them less useful. Cops call as much as radio. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:32:54Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica MUST, MUST, MUST confirm. CANNOT depend on scanner for accurate info. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:33:05Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @karamat That's true, but the same can be said of police reports. "Allegedly" and "according to reports" are vital. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:33:16Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • @AdamBSullivan It's pinpointing where on the map the location is, more than a picture. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:33:24Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • @webjournalist Scanners are crucial, no question. Great for a leg up. But never reportable! It's lazy, plus could hurt investigation #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:33:50Z
  • JummyWTKR (Jummy Olabanji)
  • @wjchat Q8 our assignment desk def still uses police scanners. sometimes we get breaking news from dispatch before police! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:34:20Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @AdamBSullivan How often, though, is it said "3 cars crashed" and 1 car crashed, 2 stopped to make sure OK. #wjchat #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:34:45Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @karamat Ah, but you MUST, MUST, MUST confirm ALL SOURCES! Scanner is a good source for initial info. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:34:48Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q8 As long as you can get the news somehow through different sources, then using the scanners is worth it. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:01Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q8 The move to digital tech for radios has also made scanners less useful. It's a tool whose usefulness is falling off. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:04Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q8 But you know crime/n'hood blogs popping up rely on scanner, and some newsies are buying into that lowest common denom – bad! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:11Z
  • AmyZQuinn (Amy Z. Quinn)
  • RT @jodiontheweb: We've had journos checkin at site of breaking news w/status & hashtag, pushed out to Twitter/FB. Good lead into story. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:24Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • @britl @AdamBSullivan We don't even have a newsroom :| As of now…Tech's calendar to find out what events are going on #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:26Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @nathanbyrne Q8 but scanner is not official so you've gotta worry about libel or scaring the squat out of people needlessly.. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:27Z
  • moorehn (Heidi N. Moore)
  • RT @RobinJP: Q3 Text alerts, email alerts, Twitter stream. Those are the top ways I get breaking news. And Twitter usually trumps them all. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:34Z
  • joemurph (Joe Murphy)
  • @TauhidChappell Not necessarily — geolocation can be used to build indexes of news by zip code, neighborhood, etc. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:38Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica Sure, will get you to the location or to make a call, but NEVER reportable. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:58Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@karamat @WordSmithette But would you tweet something out? Our put developing sentence on the site? Labeling it as early reports? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:35:59Z
  • notblue (Nicole Mooradian)
  • @webjournalist As a note – waiting for confirmation b4 publishing online (esp. if it involves deaths) can get you fired. Just FYI. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:36:03Z
  • joemurph (Joe Murphy)
  • @TauhidChappell Also, modern browsers now have geolocation abilities. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:36:17Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @KimFatica: @karamat Ah, but you MUST, MUST, MUST confirm ALL SOURCES! Scanner is a good source for initial info. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:36:18Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q8 And once one news outlet does it, I think higher-ups with minds on winning in same market may be more susceptible to folo. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:37:18Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q8 Scanner traffic is a newstip. Follows guideline of any other possible newstip #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:37:20Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @joemurph not ALL browsers. The one on my work computer (which I can't change) doesn't work w/ Twitter location. Sigh. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:37:50Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @karamat And I am not an advocate of reporting scanner traffic…just getting initial source. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:37:50Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Thoughts? RT @notblue: Waiting for confirmation b4 publishing online (esp. if it involves deaths) can get you fired. Just FYI. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:37:56Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • @RobinJP We don't do it often. Maybe a few times, ever. But we're not the only ones w/scanners anymore. Times are changing. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:38:12Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @JummyWTKR Just scares me when journos start reporting based on scanner traffic. We both know how wrong it can be! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:38:22Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@notblue Um, you don't want to work for those people. We deal with facts… as we get them. Not rumors. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:38:41Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @webjournalist @notblue I've never heard of anyone being fired for waiting for confirmation. Fired for reporting it wrong? Yes. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:38:52Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @MistyMontano Am involved in a great #wjchat tonight on breaking news. We could use your awesome input!
  • 2010-07-08T01:38:53Z
  • JJtweets (JohnathonFitzpatrick)
  • @emilymonacelli Q8 Yes, scanner traffic is notoriously incorrect. Should be treated as an INDICATOR, not as fact (just like tweets). #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:39:07Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • @webjournalist Would never tweet out scanner chatter. Defies the natural laws of Assignment Editing 101 #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:39:08Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • Q8 Obviously we all know confirmation is mandatory, yet we still see i.e.s of scanner-based reports. What gives?? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:39:33Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q9A In the era of real-time Web, how do you make a correction if you make an error during breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:39:41Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • We wldn't get fired for holding off until a confirmation.Running something unconfirmed that turns out to be fake ruins cred #wjchat @notblue
  • 2010-07-08T01:40:04Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @KimFatica Sure, initial source. Yes. Agreed. But not as a reportable source. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:40:22Z
  • emilymonacelli (Emily Monacelli)
  • @notblue u saying reporting before you get confirmation can get you fired or other way around? I could never post w/o confirming. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:40:25Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • . @Martha_Kang also different standards for scanner reporting by TV and newspapers sites.. at least in Phx. TV runs w/scanner. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:40:31Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • Q9 Fix it in the story and append the reason for the correction at the end of the piece. Transparency is key! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:40:50Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • .@PDXdrew version: How should retractions be handled during breaking news on web? Should old material be available as story evolves? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:41:00Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Q9A In the era of real-time Web, how do you make a correction if you make an error during breaking news? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:41:39Z
  • michael_mba (Michael)
  • RT @RobinJP: Q3 Text alerts, email alerts, Twitter stream. Those are the top ways I get breaking news. And Twitter usually trumps them all. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:41:58Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • @RobinJP I know this, b/c I work on the website of a TV station. It used to not be, but now is. So frustrating. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:42:04Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • Q9A & @PDXDrew I'd say take a screenshot, fix & make note, add screenshot to note so people can see what error was. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:42:05Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • Q9 you post it as prominently as possible. Your community wants transparency. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:42:12Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Q9A cry. #wjchat okay, no: depends on how egregious. typo, don't sweat it. big fact – address it, apologize and correct
  • 2010-07-08T01:42:16Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q9A Correct the info. Say when the info was correct. Admit an error. Explain if necessary why the error. Move forward. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:42:18Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@WordSmithette @karamat Hmmm…. interesting. I can see cases, when you know something is going down… but don't know the deets #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:43:10Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @Martha_Kang frustrating at the paper too… but so far, scanner is a tipsheet, not a source. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:43:19Z
  • Martha_Kang (Martha Kang)
  • PS on Q8: My submitted Q wasn't whether it's "good or bad trend," but how to reverse trend of scanner-based reporting gaining ground #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:43:35Z
  • nathanbyrne (Nathan Byrne)
  • Q8: Example of what we would tweet: "Heard fire call on scanner. Sending (reporter) to (location). Anyone see anything? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:43:48Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Q9B Do you make a correction if the error was fixed within, say, 15 minutes? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:43:57Z
  • Amadeus3000 (Anthony Capps)
  • @AdamBSullivan @webjournalist @britl I love foursquare. Potential because then people know where news is happening #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:44:14Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • RT @RobinJP: @Martha_Kang scanner is a tipsheet, not a source. #wjchat YES! @karamat and I agree…right?
  • 2010-07-08T01:44:33Z
  • MistyMontano (Misty Montano)
  • @KimFatica I know some callers that would agree w/the aluminum foil method. Checking #wjchat feed – great chat going!
  • 2010-07-08T01:44:36Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @wjchat Depends on the traffic it's received. If it's middle of the night, no. If it's peak traffic, yes. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:44:42Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Q9B Just add the damned correction. It ain't gonna kill you. It's the right thing to do. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:12Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • I was thinking rapid-fire tweeting of breaking news. In a story, every time!
    @AdamBSullivan @WordSmithette Why not correct a typo? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:20Z
  • scott_lilwall (Scott Lilwall)
  • The old maxim for corrections applies no matter what medium you use: the correction should be at least a prominent as the error. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:28Z
  • jodiontheweb (Jodi Gersh)
  • Must disconnect. As always you all were terrific tonight on the #wjchat. Good night!
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:36Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Q9 The only advice I can give is be transparent. Be clear and straight with people. Don't hide your errors. Ever. Own up. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:48Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Agreed. RT @henrymlopez: Q9B Just add the damned correction. It ain't gonna kill you. It's the right thing to do. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:45:49Z
  • acnatta (Andre Natta)
  • RT @henrymlopez: Q9B Just add the damned correction. It ain't gonna kill you. It's the right thing to do. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:46:01Z
  • scott_lilwall (Scott Lilwall)
  • If you tweeted the error, you should tweet the correction. A post for a post. A text alaert for a text alert. At the very least. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:46:13Z
  • joeruiz (Joe Ruiz)
  • @webjournalist I think there's a good argument to be made for strikethroughs, but I know I'm in the minority on that. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:46:33Z
  • SarahDayOwen (Sarah Day Owen)
  • @Martha_Kang I think reversal done by upholding standards of fact-checking — others who don't will do so at cost of credibility #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:46:51Z
  • joemurph (Joe Murphy)
  • @SarahDayOwen Hah — I said "modern browsers," not "the browsers your IT department allows you to use." #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:47:34Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • @joeruiz I like strikethroughs, but I grew up as a blogger on LiveJournal. So … you know. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:47:36Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • .@joeruiz Depends on the story and the error. No one answer. When the error becomes part of the story, you have to keep it around. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:48:39Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @Martha_Kang Thank you :-) Such a bad trend. How about just not source scanner? ;-) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:49:22Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • RT @TauhidChappell: Q9B: Correct ASAP. Acknowledge it too. #wjchat And remove the errant tweet.
  • 2010-07-08T01:49:40Z
  • A_moss (ashley moss)
  • RT @webjournalist:The only advice I can give is be transparent.Be clear and straight with people.Don't hide your errors.Ever.Own up. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:49:41Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q9A Take the story out, add new info and edit for accuracy, then repost online. Or leave it online and just write an update. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:49:52Z
  • WordSmithette (J K )
  • Have before, but don't think it's foolin' anyone. Prob won't in future @AdamBSullivan @WordSmithette Do you take down the old tweet? #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:49:53Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @jodiontheweb hey, Jodi. Nice to see you on #wjchat tonight. it was rockin'.
  • 2010-07-08T01:50:05Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • HA! RT @joemurph: @SarahDayOwen Hah — I said "modern browsers" not "the browsers your IT department allows you to use." #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:50:55Z
  • AdamBSullivan (Adam B Sullivan)
  • @AsianStig What if people don't get to the update, though. I think it's important to fix it and append the reason. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:51:31Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @Martha_Kang Thanks for clarification re: Q8 scanner Q. Didn't realize scan reports were a trend. Scanners only = amateurs only. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:51:53Z
  • wjchat (wjchat)
  • Ladies and gentlemen, that's it for tonight's #wjchat … another great, informative conversation. Smart people, diverse voices! Thank you!
  • 2010-07-08T01:52:03Z
  • dblanchard (Dustin Blanchard)
  • @TauhidChappell I think you should remove the tweet b/c nature of retweets. But you should acknowledge that in your correction. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:52:05Z
  • JJtweets (JohnathonFitzpatrick)
  • @webjournalist @joeruiz Q9 Sure go ahead, make GRAMMAR changes, but if there's even 1 pageview, you oughta list FACTUAL corrections. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:52:23Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @jodiontheweb Is Gannett now outfitting reporters with smartphones? Never had one in the 10 years with the company. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:53:06Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • RT @wjchat: Ladies and gentlemen, that's it for tonight's #wjchat … another great, informative conversation. Smart people, diverse voices!
  • 2010-07-08T01:53:19Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • Thanks again @webjournalist, the #wjchat crew, and all you webbies. It's been fun! Have a great week. :)
  • 2010-07-08T01:53:43Z
  • justinNXT (Justin Ellis)
  • Right on RT @henrymlopez: Q9B Just add the damned correction. It ain't gonna kill you. It's the right thing to do. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:53:48Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @TauhidChappell No. Removing an errant tweet removes bad info you've corrected (and admitted to). Stops spread of bad info. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:54:11Z
  • SuziSteffen (Suzi Steffen)
  • Thanks for #wjchat, y'all! Fun to hear what people do with breaking news, how it gets out there. @webjournalist, you're great as always.
  • 2010-07-08T01:54:13Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • Great chat. Awesome to see so many new voices tonight. Keep coming back and tell a friend.
    #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:54:49Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Y'all, I tweeted this earlier, but I'm thinking of a #wjchat meetup. Maybe at ONA conference? Or locally here in LA. Interested? Message me.
  • 2010-07-08T01:55:00Z
  • AsianStig (Isaiah Narciso)
  • @wjchat Q9B Well, if it's fixed within 15 minutes, it may not be necessary to say it was a correction. But errors go viral quickly. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:55:12Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • If you have an idea for upcoming chat topics, don't keep 'em secret. Shout them out, please! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:55:29Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • Great chat tonight on Breaking News and the many ways to handle it. Thanks, everybody. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:55:43Z
  • britl (Brittney Le Blanc)
  • @webjournalist I'm always up for a #wjchat #tweetup… here in #yeg, that is. ;)
  • 2010-07-08T01:56:44Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • RT @MonicaHare1: @henrymlopez Chat topics, improving teamwork between web and print #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:57:00Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Dude, you rock! Thanks for your time yet again. I'm enriched every week. #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:57:02Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • ! RT @MonicaHare1: @henrymlopez Chat topics, improving teamwork between web and print #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:57:11Z
  • TauhidChappell (Tauhid Chappell)
  • RT @webjournalist: Y'all, I tweeted this earlier, but I'm thinking of a #wjchat meetup. Maybe at ONA conference? Or locally here in LA. Interested? Message me.
  • 2010-07-08T01:57:40Z
  • notblue (Nicole Mooradian)
  • Or web and TV. RT @MonicaHare1: @henrymlopez Chat topics, improving teamwork between web and print #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:58:09Z
  • henrymlopez (Henry M. Lopez)
  • RT @notblue: Or web and TV. RT @MonicaHare1: @henrymlopez Chat topics, improving teamwork between web and print #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T01:58:20Z
  • karamat (Kara Matuszewski)
  • @wjchat Thanks for a great chat tonight. Off to go listen to scanners. ;-) #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T02:04:19Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • #wjchat ters, I really hope I get to meet you all at the #ONA conference in DC this October. Let's share a drink… or drinks!
  • 2010-07-08T02:05:45Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @karamat Love that sense of humor! Not too close to those scanners, now. ;-) Ciao! #wjchat
  • 2010-07-08T02:06:15Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @webjournalist did #wjchat get chosen for a session at ONA? I forgot about that.
  • 2010-07-08T02:09:19Z
  • RobinJP (Robin Phillips)
  • @RobinWalker you just missed all of #wjchat I was really chatty. Going quiet now for a while… oh, and @KingJames
  • 2010-07-08T02:28:21Z
  • webjournalist (Robert Hernandez)
  • Sadly, it did not make the cut. :( Pitch was vague I think. RT @RobinJP: did #wjchat get chosen for a session at ONA? I forgot about that.
  • 2010-07-08T02:32:49Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Bummer about #wjchat not making ONA's cut. Would enjoy doing a session on web photos. Photo-j is a lost art.
  • 2010-07-08T02:33:56Z
  • KimFatica (Kim Fatica)
  • @webjournalist Check that. Photojournalism is a forgotten craft. #wjchat

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