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High Noon: Twittering Breaking News

Here's a scenario that City Editor Addy Hatch and Senior Editor Geoff Pinnock will present tonight at Hucks Fallfest 2011 as part of the discuss re: newspapers and the social media:

Twitter explodes with tweets about a loud noise in a neighborhood. Someone says they think it was a bomb. Re-tweets fly about a possible bomb in the neighborhood, including from some of our competitors. What’s The Spokesman-Review’s response?

Question: What should we do?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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