Your thoughts on Twitter’s next 10 years

Twitter will turn 10 next March. I'd like to hear from you about its future for journalists. (Image: Flickr user Anthony Quintano under CC)

Twitter will turn 10 next March. I’d like to hear from you about its future for journalists. (Image: Flickr user Anthony Quintano under CC)

This post was updated on September 8, 2015 to reflect a modified research line of inquiry.

Next March, Twitter will celebrate its tenth birthday – a significant occasion for the social network known for its influence on the modern culture of journalism. To mark that occasion, I am researching a piece for an upcoming issue of the Society’s magazine, Quill, marking the forthcoming event, and its influence.

Yet, alongside that, as part of my research, I’m hoping to ask a bigger question – what do you, the journalist, see Twitter when it comes to telling a story? Ultimately, how has the social network influenced how your story comes together?

If you’re a journalist and regularly use Twitter as part of your newsgathering work, or if you oversee social media efforts for your newsroom, I’d like to hear from you. I’m hoping to incorporate the views of SPJ members as well as other industry voices.

Please email me your thoughts – you can reach me at alex.veeneman01[AT]gmail dot com (its written that way to reduce the amount of spam I receive). In addition, if you’re comfortable with me publishing your thoughts on Twitter journalism, please indicate so in your email. I may contact you for a follow up interview. Remember, items may be edited for publication.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this important subject.

Alex Veeneman, a Chicago based SPJ member and founder of SPJ Digital, is a contributing blogger to Net Worked and SPJ’s community coordinator. He is also Co-Student Life editor and contributing writer for Kettle Magazine, an online publication in the UK. You can interact with Veeneman on Twitter here.

The views expressed in this blog post are that of the author’s unless otherwise indicated, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SPJ Digital executive, the board and staff of the Society of Professional Journalists, or its members.

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