Social media has been an increasing source of news over the past few years. Twitter and Facebook have broken stories including the death of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston before major news outlets.
Most journalists should have a social media account to which the public can follow. This not only personalises the journalists but also allows them to source information from the public that may have once been difficult.
It also of course contains risks. See post on Catherine Devaney
Your task today is to find something to tweet about within the school grounds. You are to take a picture with your tweet. It could be some student/staff reactions to the Schapelle Corby parole story or something else topical. Or it could just be a tweet about something you find newsworthy.
News has to be immediate to be effective.