Is Twitter Still Useful for Journalists?

You might just have noticed that there have been rather a lot of changes at Twitter recently. So much so, that it isn’t even called Twitter any more. (No, I’m not calling it X.) In various outbursts, owner Elon Musk has threatened to remove the block feature and change how headlines are shown on the platform. He has also limited how the DM feature works for unverified (i.e. free) users. Tweetdeck is now a paid product too.

Journalist and author Chris Stokel-Walker returns to the show to discuss how these changes have impacted both the creation and consumption of journalism. Ultimately, we discuss whether or not Twitter remains a useful place for journalists and what the alternatives are.

* Elon Musk removing block feature on X (formerly Twitter) – Sky News

* Elon Musk tweet on Twitter’s block feature

* Elon Musk blocks actor James Woods after weekend Twitter spatIndependent

* Elon Musk’s X plans to remove headlines from links to news articles – Reuters

* The Big List of Elon Musk’s Hyperbole, Evasions, and Outright LiesRolling Stone

* Elon Musk’s Shadow RuleNew Yorker

* The Media vs QAnon and Donald TrumpThe Addition

* Elon Musk tweet urging journalists to publish on Twitter

* Chris Stokel-Walker’s website

* Chris Stokel-Walker’s books

* Chris Stokel-Walker on Twitter

* The Addition blog

* Charlotte Henry on Twitter

* The Addition on YouTube

* Charlotte Henry on TikTok

* Charlotte Henry on Instagram

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