With this topic, the issue of who to follow online is not a distinct or definitive one. Sure, Esther Wojcicki (mentioned in previous post) has a Twitter feed so of course it would be good to follow her, but other reliable sources, such as media outlets, journalists, verifiable sources – all these people are important to follow online in order to keep up with the information being passed around.
The Twitter feed for this project is @UCJournalist and currently I am following most of the third year students in Sports Media and Journalism.
I also follow some faculty members (Caroline Fisher, Ginger Gorman, Simon Brady), some news organisations (CNN, Reuters, ABC News, Al Jazeera English), politicians (Barack Obama, Julia Gillard). These are both helpful to keep up with uni, local, national and international news which could lead to story ideas for the website.
Being up-to-date with news and current affairs is vital, which is why following politicians and news sites is important.
Following the student base at UC is also important in order to write stories that interest them, or write about things they’re talking about.
Also, when the website gets up and running, Twitter will be an important tool in the publicising of the material from the online newspaper. This can be helpful in getting new recruits, getting the word out about particular stories or just keeping the target audience informed of what is happening.
RSS feeds from major local, national and international news organisations will also help generate story ideas for publication on the website.