Thursday, October 9, 2008

Now Reporting On...

There's a new site out there called ReportingOn. Keeping in the tradition of mentioning something cool in the PR/journalism realm when I come across it, I thought I'd mention it. The site is still in BETA, and it is very rough (and not really all that useful just yet). I do, however, think once a few improvements are made and more than a few hundred people join up, this might be a useful tool. Basically, it's Twitter for journalists. (But isn't Twitter for journalists?) Anyway, you tweet — I mean write — a quick line about what story you are working on, and then you tag it to a beat (such as religion, community, business, etc.). Other reporters and editors can log on too and get story ideas and such. Except, well, anyone could log on because I never had to prove that I was a reporter to get an account. Which means this is pretty much just Twitter. With "beat tags." Right...

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