Mashable Twitter Post Applicable to Scholastic Journalism

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Journalism advisers who reviewed the relevancy of Twitter more than a month ago when school released for the summer already need to catch up.

Twitter applications and uses happen in “real time,” according to http://mashable.com/2009/07/24/top-twitter-trends/.  “5 More Twitter Related Trends to Watch Right Now” helps teachers brainstorm how to use Twitter in a high school journalism program.

In the link, find out how to use Twitter for electronic payments; perhaps high school newspapers can collect subscription and advertising monies via Twitter.  Imagine the power and immediacy of editorial writing using Twitter petitions (Twitition).  Or, consider streaming video through Twitter (TwitCam and CamTweet).

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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