New category for this year’s Dan News Awards

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Voting for the Dan News Awards 2010 opens soon and there will be a brand new category.

This year has seen a huge rise in the use of Twitter by news organisations and their staff, so to reflect that, readers of Dan News will be able to vote for their favourite Twitter news personality.

“Twitter has been really valuable to 3 News, both as both a sharing tool, and a social one. It has given viewers a chance to interact with our team on a personal level, and makes news reporting a lot more interactive” MediaWorks Social Media Editor, Cate Owen told Dan News.

“You may remember Hilary trying to maintain her professional veneer while reading some #shanejonesporntitles on air – it was hilarious! Mike’s live tweeting from the fighting in Bangkok was also an amazing use of Twitter – one of my personal favourites.”

Twitter played a major role in the hours immediately following the Christchurch earthquake. It was where media organisations around the world got their first information and images of the damage.

If you need a reminder of who is on Twitter, Throng have a comprehensive list of Twitter accounts here.

Voting for the Dan News Awards opens on Monday November 1.

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