How sportswriters are using Twitter

Originally published January 2013

That Twitter is a terrific journalism tool is not news. But how sports journalists use this social media may be. Sports journos report news, cover events, cultivate sources, and promote material. In fact, most breaking news is first posted on Twitter. I’ve listed 15 ways sportswriters tweet about sports, a list that can be neither exhaustive or static due to social media’s evolving uses, approaches and changes in technology. So, please, feel free to add any categories you find below.