Can You Tweet While on Vacation? Radio Reporting Via iPhone? Top Newspapers on Twitter

Can you report entirely from an iPhone? Are newspapers and copywriting services missing the boat when they don’t engage their readers via blog posts? How do you tweet while on vacation? For today’s media roundup, we found some stories that address these questions and more. We also have some reports on how different media outlets are doing on Twitter. Are they gaining or losing followers? Finally, we have a report that researched the way readers interact with links in stories. You may be surprised to see what they found.

It’s all the news fit to blog at Ebyline’s Daily Dose:

How One Radio Reporter Ditched His Equipment for an iPhone 4

“It’s been more than a year since I packed away my laptop computer, digital recorders, microphones, cables and cameras, and began covering Washington, D.C. with only my iPhone.”

The Top 25 Newspapers on Twitter — Who’s Up, Who’s Down

“Last fall, the blog Journalistics published a list ranking the top 25 newspapers on Twitter, based on their follower counts. (TheWrap followed up with a similar list for magazines.) I figured it’s time we update the newspaper list, to see how the troubled print industry has fared — and at what pace the audience for their tweets is growing.”

Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It

“Many traditional media entities have embraced social-media services like Twitter and Facebook and blogs — at least to some extent — as tools for reporting and journalism, using them to publish and curate news reports. But newspapers in particular seem to have a hard time accepting the “social” part of these tools, at least when it comes to letting their journalists engage with readers as human beings. A case in point is the new social-media policy introduced at a major newspaper in Canada, which tells its staff not to express personal opinions — even on their personal accounts or pages — and not to engage with readers in the comments.”

The Way You Combine Text With Links Can Enhance Reader Interest and Understanding

“Our latest study, forthcoming in Science Communication, shows that non-expert audiences become more engaged with – and comprehend complex news better – when explanatory text is combined with specific explanatory links (not just links to other websites).”

How to Keep your Twitter Account Active – Even When You’re on Vacation

“Going on vacation doesn’t mean leaving your social media presence to sit dormant. There are a few things you can do to keep up your Twitter appearance while you’re away basking in the summer sun. And these tips can be put into use if you just want a mini-vacation from your Twitter account or the computer in general, too.”

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