Twitter on iPad

Twitter plays an essential role in digital journalism, with audiences and publishers alike flocking to the social media site daily to consume and share breaking news events.

Whilst Twitter is an incredibly powerful tool journalists, it is important to remember several things when it comes to reporting a story on the platform.

Alex Veeneman, managing editor at KettleMag, lists five things that journalists should keep in mind before typing their 140 characters.

His advice includes admitting to mistakes and amending them as soon as possible, noting this is crucial for journalists if they want to be trusted.

“An honest journalist is a credible journalist,” said Veeneman.

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