Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Program or Major
This dissertation examines the role of Twitter as the new newswire in breaking news. The argument compares and contrasts the original wire telegraph as used for breaking news with the digital service of Twitter. The thesis investigates how journalists should effectively use Twitter to break news online, while discussing the implications of this shift for news media companies.
Mackintosh, Eliza, "Twitter’s Role as the New Newswire; Why journalists should break news online" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 62.