Micro-journalism: Reporting with Twitter

Microjournalism is being hailed as the latest evolution of journalism. People send stories of up to 140-characters via Twitter. It’s like reporting via a text message. John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for online magazine Slate, uses Twitter to post stories to his Facebook friends as well as Slate readers. The online magazine prints his Twitter items with his longer forms of journalism. Ana Marie Cox micro-journals for Time.com. So does Marc Ambinder for The Atlantic. “I think it’s a sign of just how impatient this generation is,” Cox told a NYTimes reporter. The newspaper said these journalists were re-discovering telegraphese. Plus ca change, plus ca meme: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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