Everyone is doing it, not least Scottish journalists….. As articles these last couple of days on allmediascotland.com underline, there’s a definite penchant among Scots hacks for Twittering.
Former GMTV chief correspondent, Alan Fisher (pictured), will be Tweeting from the ‘G8’ summit of world leaders in Italy next week. Now working for the global news channel, Al Jazeera English, as a correspondent, the Scot says: “It's now a part of our coverage which is considered from the planning stage. We found during our Gaza war coverage people were linking up with us through Twitter and really since then we've all been switched on to it.”
Fisher has Tweeted from the G20, invited questions for a recent sit-down with the head of the nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, in Vienna, and even from the Arctic Circle.
“We were in the middle of nowhere, but I had a signal on my Blackberry so could keep people up to date with our progress as we travelled on snow mobiles to a remote outpost.”
He'll also be Tweeting from Asia while on assignment there later this month. Read him here.
And then there is freelance fashion and beauty writer, Merle Brown. Here.
And freelance, Glasgow-based arts writer, Jay Richardson. Here.
And voice-over artist and broadcaster, Brian Ford. Here.
Edinburgh-based freelance photographer, Rob McDougall, endeavours to update his Twitter account every day. Here.
Plus….Daily Record reporter, Lynn Davidson. Here.
Daily Record reporter, Amy Devine. Here.
Aberdeen-based PR, Ken McEwan formerly of Aberdeen Journals and Northsound radio. Here.
…..and Fiona Leith, from Scotland on Sunday. Here.
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