Special issue of Digital Journalism marks Twitter’s 10th anniversary
14 April 2016
A special issue of Twitter related journal articles are available to download for free until the end of this month.
The selected articles, taken from Professor Bob Franklin’s journals Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies, explore the relationship between journalists and Twitter.
The wide range of authors’ agendas include case studies of Twitter as a source and platform for breaking news, comparative studies across nations and continents, the normalising of journalists’ uses of social media in their day-to-day professional lives as well as the varying degrees to which journalists use Twitter to develop personal or commercial brands for themselves or their news organisations.
Professor Bob Franklin said, “Since its launch, Twitter has been adopted with great enthusiasm by the public, politicians and journalists. Its impact on journalism and all aspects of journalists’ jobs, their workplaces, products and perceptions of their professional roles, is all but impossible to overstate.
“Similarly, the implications of the popularity of Twitter (200 million active users and 400 million tweets posted daily) along with its utility for journalists, has necessarily become a focus of considerable scholarly interest for the field of Digital Journalism Studies.”
The three journals, which are edited by Professor Franklin, act as a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism, encompassing all aspects of journalism scholarship, practice, and education.