Journalists And Twitter

This is the week 10/11 Module for JRNL102.

The three journalists that I followed for this task was Les Murray of The World Game, Peter Greste of Al Jazeera and John Oliver of Last Week Tonight. All three are very different journalists with different styles but utilize twitter in strikingly similar ways. In my looking into the twitter profiles of the three, I found very little evidence if them using twitter to locate sources and information, much rather retweeting any relevant information they felt was worth discussing. Both Les Murray and John Oliver promote their own work through the platform, often by retweeting their pieces when put up on another twitter account (Like Last Week Tonight or The World Game). Interestingly, out of the three, only John Oliver has a professional Facebook page, with some searching only revealing a personal profile for Les Murray and a Wikipedia entry for Peter Greste. However, Oliver mostly uses his professional Facebook page to promote his comedy work rather than his journalistic work.


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