Is Twitter The Future Of Journalism? - The Solihull Observer

Is Twitter The Future Of Journalism?

Solihull Editorial 9th Dec, 2022   0

Twitter has become one of the most popular social networking platforms in the world. While some people use Twitter to share updates about their day-to-day lives, others use it to share news and information about current events.

News is a big part of what people say on Twitter. Twitter helps people discover new sources of information and journalists. People usually check news- and business-related Twitter feeds, and more than 80% of young newspaper reporters rely on Twitter for their journalistic works.

However, Twitter is also a more of an open forum of freedom of speech than traditional journalism outlets. Personal opinions and viewpoints are often shared on Twitter, which can make it difficult to determine the validity of certain news stories. And not only news stories, but also opinion pieces and debates are often conducted on Twitter threads.

Twitter As a News Source and Journalism Platform




Twitter has many advantages as a journalism platform. Twitter is fast-paced and constantly changing. This means that journalists have to be constantly on their toes in order to keep up with the latest news. Specific hashtags and keywords can also help journalists track down stories that are of interest to them.

Twitter also allows journalists to quickly share links to articles and other sources of information. This allows readers to get more information about a story than they would if the journalist shared the entire article on Twitter.


The platform is still an important tool for journalists, particularly when it comes to reporting on important stories. Being knowledgeable and engaging with experts can help them write the best stories, and sports reporters can help fans find new fans by offering up mini-scoops and other observations. Summarising stories on Twitter using Twitter threads can also help it get more people to read, as well as encourage them to be more engaged.

Throughout the 2017 UK general election, many broadcasters – BBC News, Channel 4 News, and Sky News – dominated the Twitter conversation about politics. The Economist and Financial Times, as did a handful of pure digital-players, also drew large levels of engagement and attention on Twitter for the period of time surveyed, although these accounts were very slow in publishing news content.

The Future Of Journalism On Twitter

With tweets circulating widely on the internet, some users are trying to think carefully about what will happen to Twitter as a result of its purchase by Elon Musk. Twitter is an essential part of modern journalism, revolutionising the way news is spread, opening up access to sources, and helping journalists hear voices that were not heard before. It is, however, also a platform that has been disgraced by its reputation for spreading profanity, misinformation and cyberbullying.

Twitter has provided a useful education for any generation that may be in the future. Britain’s media is one of the most social and elite industries in the country, behind medicine. Most of its authors are graduates of privately run schools; minority voices are also severely under-represented.

AWISEE, an SEO Agency in Europe, has seen slower demand for advertising on Twitter since Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform. However, we believe that this may not be the end of Twitter as a news platform. Local news organizations are still using Twitter to share breaking news, and we believe Twitter is still a big part of how we reach out to new clients locally for business in the UK.

Still, there’s no faster way of getting your news item in front of those who decide politics and media policy. Twitter is the place to test whether you’re making the right decision when you post something on Twitter, and it’s one of the best sources for news raw.

Article written by Gustav Anderson.

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