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Mike Rosenberg Live Tweets by Mikaela


@ByRosenberg joins our #Com360 class today to discuss his use of social media as a journalist. #RosenbergLecture

@ByRosenberg says that starting on social media and extending to more and more direct forms of communication can be a good strategy in your work. #360NN

Concerning trolls: "Give people the benefit of the doubt, but be extremely skeptical." @ByRosenberg #360NN

@ByRosenberg says to "Start with the assumption that something is fake and false . . . use your regular critical thinking skills" when approaching tweets from others. #360NN

@ByRosenberg says to "Start with the assumption that something is fake and false . . . use your regular critical thinking skills" when approaching tweets from others. #360NN

"Tweets live forever." @ByRosenberg warns that it may not even be your fault, but that first bad tweet an be retweeted and take off. 1) Delete initial tweet. 2) Screenshot and publicize your error. 3) Direct attention to new, follow-up tweet with corrected information. #360NN

@ByRosenberg encourages journalists to read your own tweets from the perspective of someone else. If it does not sit well, do not tweet it! #360NN

@ByRosenberg believes that it is best to not have two accounts (one public, one private). He cautions that "private account" information can be found by others and to consider anything posted on a private account to be public. #360NN

"Be a real human being. . . . People don't want to interact with some professional robot." @ByRosenberg says that taking time to be lighthearted and make jokes is a strong way to build trust and the sense of being a real human with your Twitter followers. #360NN

Use Twitter for fact-checking! "You don't want to be a sonographer as a journalist." @ByRosenberg encourages journalists to add context and help readers better understand the news. #360NN

"You can get your stuff out there [on Twitter] immediately and see how people react to it," exclaims @ByRosenberg. He encourages journalists to embrace the fun perks of Twitter as a medium for reporting. #360NN

Crowd sourcing leads to a selective sample, warns @ByRosenberg. #360NN

As a journalist, it can feel like you are getting behind in your career after one second away from the news stream. @ByRosenberg imposes boundaries on his work life by setting rules for himself, such as choosing to not check Twitter for a few hours on the weekend. #360NN

"Do you get to the point where you have accounts where you feel like you don't have to verify them?" asks @Keelin_EL #360NN

@ByRosenberg responds: some accounts, especially official accounts (e.g. fire departments), can be trusted inherently. He says that you want to watch out for random accounts and those that seem to be looking for attention when judging accuracy of information on Twitter. #360NN

@ByRosenberg says that his connections on Twitter to people out-of-town are some of his favorite connections that Twitter has provided. He says there is a whole network of reporters that have never met but talk to each other as if they were friends on Twitter. #360NN

PR and social media, according to @ByRosenberg #360NN

Figure out what the journalist likes. Figure out how journalists use social media and want to receive pitches. #360NN

"Annoying" is one of the most common words that journalists use to describe people in PR, states @ByRosenberg. #360NN

@ByRosenberg says that there are 5 PR people for every reporter. Do your best to avoid practices that would earn you the description of "annoying." #360NN