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New York Times to draw reporters' tweets into print edition

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 6, 2017 | 1 min read

The New York Times is to begin panning for nuggets of journalistic gold contained within its reporters Twitter feeds for publication in its print edition – although, strangely, they still won’t be anywhere to be found on the NYT website and app.

An effort to bring its journalists closer to their readers, the move is also a recognition of the increasing role played by the medium when it comes to breaking news and commentary.

To do so, the New York Times is overhauling its second and third pages to display a gallery of news snippets, together presenting a stream of consciousness for readers who’ve missed out on that day’s tweets to catch-up on what has been going on.

Twitter’s role as the go-to social networking platform of choice for the media has been strengthened by president Donald Trump’s penchant to tweet out random thoughts for the day to be seized upon by critics and supporters alike.

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