FreePint
 Supporting the value of information in your enterprise

FreePint BlogBBC World Service and Twitter [ABSTRACT]

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 Please login top-right to be able to star items

By Abigail Sawyer


Abstract:

Social media have changed news gathering not only for individuals but for venerable institutions like BBC World Service. Programmes and presenters can now interact with their audiences in a more immediate way and, via Twitter, audiences can be involved in history as it unfolds through tweets from reporters on the spot. Abigail Sawyer describes the impact of Twitter on BBC World Service.


Item:

Social media have changed news gathering not only for individuals but for venerable institutions like BBC World Service. Programmes and presenters can now interact with their audiences in a more immediate way and, via Twitter, audiences can be involved in history as it unfolds through tweets from reporters on the spot. Abigail Sawyer describes the impact of Twitter on BBC World Service.

What's Inside:

There is no doubt that social media have changed the way the modern newsroom works, but they have done more than that. They have changed how programmes, presenters and language services interact with their audience. Now we are listeners, too. BBC World Service broadcasts news and current affairs in English and 26 other languages on radio and online. All language services have Twitter accounts, some manually updated, others acting as feeds of content placed on their websites. This is matched by accounts belonging to individual programmes and members of staff.

---
This is a brief abstract of the full article. FUMSI subscribers can log in to MyShop at FreePint view the full article. Others can subscribe to FUMSI now for access to the complete archive of FUMSI articles.


 

About this item:


Click to visit the FreePint Blog Related FreePint Blog items:


Click to view all FreePint Subscription articles Related Subscription articles:

Item Topic Category:

View all Topic Categories »


Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Producer for BBC World Service specialising in social media. She works mainly with the journalists and editors of the BBC's 27 language services. Her web career stretches from building and managing communities, moderation systems and social media presences to being an Editor of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Earth Edition). She tweets as @abisawyer and is not afraid of mice.

More articles by Abigail Sawyer »


« See all FreePint Blog items







FreePint Topics
Sources: Staying informed and aware
Sources
Technology: Improving information work with technology
Technology
Value: Maximising value for information work and investment
Value
 
FreePint Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with the latest FreePint articles and tips by email twice a month.

Email address:


Newsletter 397
24th April 2014

FreePint NewsletterWe highlight details of our latest product reviews, webinars & consulting projects. Get involved with our Communities of Practice or consulting projects.


Register free »
Newsletter archive »

Have a FreePint Subscription?

"Yes, we subscribe"

Login to MyFreePint to access purchased content, be able to 'star' items, and to share items with your colleagues.


"No, not yet"

Find out more about the benefits of accessing all our premium articles, reports, webinars, communities of practice and consulting, through a FreePint Subscription

Keep up-to-date by signing up for the FreePint Newsletter.


"Don't know"

Contact us and we'll check if someone in your organisation has already purchased a subscription.


FreePint Subscription

A FreePint Subscription gives access to all FreePint content (articles, reports and webinars), Communities of Practice and consulting. Find out more.