Reporting the G20 Protests with Social Media

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

g20 protest in London

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My work schedule means that I’m sat in Sutton today, while all the reporting action is up in central London, as the police clash with G20 protesters in the City. So, I’m stuck in suburbia, desperately trying to fathom out what’s happening through the internet. Two things have caught my attention though: ** **
  1. I’m getting my news faster through Twitter. I’m better able to follow what’s happening through my normal Twitter stream and through The Guardian‘s rather nice combination of Twitter and ScribbleLive
  2. There’s lots of innovation going on in ways of reporting it. The BBC map-based interface is particularly nice.* The Times* is using CoverItLive.
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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.