Posts tagged "twitter"

EOC spotlight on: Psalm One's #RealTalkTuesday

EOC spotlight on: Psalm One's #RealTalkTuesday
This time tomorrow you will have already read all about music writer David Drake of Pitchfork, Fader, the Tribune, and frankly, everywhere, in Jack M Silverstein’s latest Chicago journalism People With Passion interview. But right now, for Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight the weirdest, scariest, funniest, and, yikes, oddly-sexiest Valentine’s Day tribute video that... Read more »

Social Media Report Card: CTA on the right track?

Social Media Report Card: CTA on the right track?
The Chicago Transit Authority made its tweeting debut this past Monday. Now, I realize it would be unfair to critique an account that hasn’t even seen a full week yet, but I found myself surprisingly impressed with the new social media presence. And how often can one say something like that about public transportation in... Read more »

The 5 best things about Twitter

The 5 best things about Twitter
Two years or so ago, I was told Twitter was the next great internet craze, and I should get an account immediately. Not one to bow to peer pressure, I waited a day,  and then signed up. And, like many others since, I “tweeted” once, didn’t get it at all, and walked away. That was roughly 20,000... Read more »
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EOC spotlight on: Erin Meyer, Tribune tweeter

EOC spotlight on: Erin Meyer, Tribune tweeter
With the Occupy Chicago protests in full effect at Jackson and LaSalle last night, the Tribune sent one of their own to the scene for coverage. Not a columnist, or photographer, or WGN anchor (though surely they were there). I’m talking about Erin Meyer, a Trib reporter whose objective yesterday was to live-tweet the event. When... Read more »

Social media report card: Katie and Jen? Grade us in the Downtown Dash!

Social media report card: Katie and Jen? Grade us in the Downtown Dash!
You were expecting a critique. We’re sorry Chicago, not this week. But before you give us a ‘Fail Whale’, know that it’s so we can be even better. Because this week, we’re stepping out from behind our laptops and onto the streets of Chicago to put our money, or in this case, tweets, where our... Read more »

Social media report card: Chicago Sun-Times

Social media report card: Chicago Sun-Times
As the digital age advances, journalism outlets really have two options: Join it or close up shop. The Chicago Sun-Times serves as a prime example of old school rolling with the changes. Below, see what the Times is doing right in our social media book, and where we’re left wanting. Katie says *Thumbs up* Although... Read more »
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