Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Lynn Sweet on campaign coverage in Twitter era: Jodi Enda reports in The American Journalism Review

| No Comments

Journalist Jodi Enda explores "Campaign Coverage in the Time of Twitter" in the new issue of The American Journalism Review. I am one of the people she interviewed about the impact of Twitter.


"Political reporters say technological innovations, far from detracting from their journalism, give them new avenues with which to reach readers.

"Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, says the trick is to figure out the best way to deliver each facet of information.

"Consider: In July, Sweet participated in a conference call with Obama adviser David Plouffe, who was opining on the contentious debt ceiling debate. One vivid quote - in which Plouffe likened House Speaker John Boehner's proposal to the Loch Ness monster - grabbed her attention, so she tweeted it before hanging up the phone. After the call, she lengthened her report in a blog post. She retools stories for the print version of the paper and often posts what she writes on her Facebook page. To complete the circle, all of her work snakes its way onto her blog and into tweets."

follow on Twitter: @lynnsweet

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on September 6, 2011 7:14 PM.

What happened to Michele Bachmann? was the previous entry in this blog.

Lynn Sweet on Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney on CNN's "Reliable Sources" is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.