Forget the belief of some that the ongoing News of the World investigation is a pivotal point in media history. Yes, social media did play a role in the scandal, as Melissa Harrison explained in the Guardian on Wednesday 6 July 2011 (‘Why I set about hitting the News of the World where it hurts‘), but the traditional media has been facing growing pressures for some years, with declining advertising revenues, falling print readerships, and increasing pressures from online media outlets.
As the relationship between ‘traditional’ and ‘social’ media develops, and as traditional print B2B titles adapt to the new demands of a digital age, we thought it would be interesting for the next #tCnTop100 category to be a ‘who’s who’ of UK media tweeters in the built environment.
We’ve already grouped together many official accounts of relevant print and online publications, journalists and editors, enabling our partner PeerIndex to analyse and compare their twitter activity and rank them accordingly. The full list and accompanying commentary will be available on our website on Friday 29 July 2011. (If you would like to write an article or blog about this initiative, contact us for more information.)
How to nominate?
Although we already have a comprehensive list why not nominate yourself, or those you know, by tweeting: ‘Include @username in @tCntweets #tCnMedia100 http://bit.ly/mYEAkB’?
Include the http URL as it will let people know what you are nominating them for!
Search the #tCnMedia100 hashtag or follow @tCntweets to keep updated, share your views or ask questions. Let the tweeting begin!
(voting ends at 5pm on Thursday 28th July 2011)