‘It’s one of the best services in the world,’ says reporter

That reporter (from USA Today) is talking about Twitter. Find out why it’s such an indispensible tool and how you can reach out to journalists on it.

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The scolding sparked a loud debate among journalists this week.

Loud, that is, on Twitter.

The New York TimesBrian Stelter tweeted his support of journalists tweeting their stuff, suggesting wire services should “speed up.” The anonymous Twitter account @nytfridge jumped into the fray, questioning Stelter’s position. Others joined. New York magazine covered it, so did Poynter.

A debate such as this one could only occur if journalists were already embracing Twitter. It sure seems they are; a study from the Society of New Communications Research and Middleberg Communications found that 69 percent of journalists say they use the platform as a reporting tool.

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