#Journos need to learn to use #hashtags

Posted on January 19, 2011

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The Society for Professional Journalists has a great list of #hashtags every journalist should know and when to use them. We’ve seen many #journos tweeting away and linking to their stories, blogs, photos, etc. but not taking advantage of Twitter’s hashtag resource. Why use hashtags you ask? Hashtags were developed to distill chatter and helps you find tweets about the topic you’re discussing. Hashtags have been used in discussion boards and for promoting events. If you’re a #journo and not into hashtags, at least give #jpeeve a try. What #journalism junkie doesn’t like to vent about newsroom issues and pet peeves?

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