From PowerPoint Handout on Live Tweeting for ENG 301 (courtesy: SU Newhouse School et. al.)

Choose a #hashtag

Tweet an introduction, a conclusion and reminders

In your first message, introduce yourself,: This is @yourname for @nccnews live-tweeting from John Smiths talk on local elections at Memorial Hall. Stay tuned for updates #Smith

In your last message, state that you’ve finished and thank our followers. If you’re going to follow up with news story on the event, tell readers to watch for it soon on nccnewsonline.

Not everyone will be with you from beginning to end. Part way through the event, tweet a reminder message.

For example: If youre just joining us, this is @yourname for @nccnews live-tweeting from John Smiths talk at Memorial Hall #Smith

Use attribution

Tweet information rather than actions

Be objective

Join the conversation

From UNC’s Reese Felts Digital Newsroom Guide

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