#muckedup No. 4 recap: Breaking news on Twitter

Our readers shared some great tips and insights during our fourth #muckedup chat. This time around, the topic was all about breaking news on Twitter.

So, what is the best way to break news on Twitter?

Many of you felt it was to tweet the news with a link to the story. You also stressed that being accurate and confirming the breaking news was a big priority.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated. The participants and the conversation around #muckedup are what makes this fun.

And we are always looking for more chat ideas so if you have any tips for future topics, email them to us at hello@muckrack.com or tweet them to us at @muckrack using the hashtag #muckedup.

It is our hope that #muckedup will evolve into a chat that bridges the gap between journalists and PR folks. We always want the conversation to be productive, honest and at times, even edgy.

You can find a full transcript of the chat here, but read on for the short(er) version!

Q1: Is there still value in breaking news or is it an overused term? #muckedup

Q2: #Journalists, where do you prefer to break news you uncovered? On Twitter first or via your outlet’s site? Is there value in tweeting news first before there’s an article to link back to? #muckedup

Q3: How do you feel about embargoes? Should they still exist or is there no point anymore? #muckedup

Q4: What is the “best way” to break news on Twitter? #muckedup

Q5: Who are the best people to follow for breaking news on Twitter? #muckedup

Again, thank you to everyone who joined #muckedup this week. We’ll be chatting again next Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST.


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