Social media has become a common medium for journalists throughout the world to continuously interact with the world. As an emerging journalist I have sincerely understood the need for social media in a journalist’s life. After deciding what my blog topic was going to be(about page), I hit a wall in deciding what my first blog story was going to be about (which will be coming real soon). I needed some sort of inspiration to find a story. That’s when it hit me that social media can in reality help a journalist discover what is out there in the world.
By creating a twitter list of people who may inspire me while working on my blog, I have found coming up with ideas for stories much easier and trouble free. I am now on a mission to create a list of people who are related to my topic. I will keep updating this list so my readers can also benefit from these twitter handles.
1- Camp Quality (@camp_quality) – An organisation which works with children who have been affected by cancer, they organize camps and other activities, working tirelessly to put a smile on children’s faces. I can benefit from this organization by keeping an eye out for their most inspiring workers and clients.
2- TWLOHA (@TWLOHA)- a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. I can find inspirational stories of people who have suffered from depression and have moved on now from this organisation and write about them.
3- Human Appeal (@HumanAppeal)- a world wide charity organisation which supports those in need all over the world. They continuously post about their latest projects, which I feel are story worthy.
4- SISTERS magazine (@FabulousSISTERS)- a magazine dedicated to empower Muslim females, through following their posts I can track down some of their writers and draw light onto their inspirational lives.
5- Inspirational women(@FamousWomen)- a twitter account which constantly posts inspirational quotes said by inspirational women. From their quotes I can gain insight on some famous influential people within the community.
6- world vision (@WorldVision)- A Christian relief, development & advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families & communities to overcome poverty & injustice. Their work and stories are easily great material for me to write about
7- Fire Fighter Nation (@firenation)- Firefighting and rescue news, social network for firefighters, training tips, photos, videos, blogs and more. The home for firefighting and rescue community.
8- Bill Schumm (@firegeezer)- a retired fire captain which has lead an amazing influential life- candidate for a post article.
9- Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice)- updates on police stories in Victoria, I think this is a great twitter account for me to follow to keep updates with what is going on in our Victorian community.
10- The Age (@theage)- occasionally the age has stories about amazing incidents throughout the community. Their stories can be a great motivation for me to dig deeper into well known stories and find other angles which have been neglected.
If you have any other suggestions for me, don’t be afraid to send me an email(firstname.lastname@example.org), or post a comment down below.