Columnist uses Big 12 coach’s tweets to tell the story

Here is a neat piece by Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Mike Hlas. He’s covering reaction by a Big 12 coach of what seems to be the inevitable breakup of the conference. In this post, he gives a couple paragraphs of background, but then let’s Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly tell the rest of the story through his twitter postings. It’s just an interesting alternative way to tell a story and one more example of how journalists are using social media posts in their stories.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th 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 is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner 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 X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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