For this week you read the Mark Briggs chapter on “Microblogging.” You each are microblogging all semester by using tumblr. You tweeted reports during the Robert McChesney talk and perhaps this isn’t the first time you’ve covered an event via twitter. Here are some questions to think and write about as you reflect on the journalistic use of microtools: What’s your reaction to this microblogging process as a journalistic tool? Did you cover aspects of the McChesney event differently because you were tweeting rather than writing a long text piece or a story for broadcast? How can you improve your tumblr posts and tweets? How do you feel about using other microtools such as vines and instagram videos as journalistic tools? Does using all these simple, flexible and intimate microtools undermine the fundamental tenets of good journalism? Are there other microtools you are currently using or plan to use?
Don’t forget to post your responses by the Tuesday 9/24@11:59p deadline.