As at least one other local observer has noted, the DMN‘s Twitter coverage of Liukin’s landing last night was, um, curious. I don’t get it. Was an intern dispatched to do the Twittering? Surely Ian Hamilton wasn’t doing the Twittering while he was out at the airport to report for his print story. If I sent a reporter out to cover something like that, I’d want him paying attention to what was going on, not fiddling with his cellphone. And, no matter how the feed was generated, it seems like more effort than it’s worth, given that only 181 people are following the feed. Finally, there’s this consideration: is Twittering on-brand for the local paper of record? It doesn’t feel to me like it is.
Update: There are now 184 people following their Twitter feed. Happy to help, guys.