Teaching j-students how to live-tweet events
A U.S. journalism educator shares his ideas about how to teach students to provide live coverage via Twitter with tweets that are not just relevant, timely, accurate and interesting but that are complete sentences, provide attribution and follow journalistic style for grammar, spelling and punctuation.
It's easy to agree that the growing list of things journalism educators should teach their students these days must include the live-tweeting of events. What's not easy is figuring out how to do it. How can a journalism educator create a live-tweeting assignment that can be properly managed, assessed and graded? Herbert Lowe, a professional-in-residence at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, shares some of his helpful ideas about how to do it in this column titled "How journalism educators can teach students to live-tweet campus events" published by Poynter.org[node:ad]