Social Media Newspaper: Australian Media Tweets Paper.li

You can create your own online newspaper from online community content using paper.li – so I thought I would create a social media newspaper from the tweets of Australian journalists. I made a list of 500 journalists on Twitter, now their tweets dynamically update my online newspaper. Cool eh? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, indeedy.

If you would like to see what these journalists are tweeting about on Twitter go to @SilkCharm/australianmedia But if you like the pretty newspaper below, go to paper.li/SilkCharm/AustralianMediaOpens in a new tab. – there is a morning and an evening edition.

This "newspaper" is made up of the tweets of 500 Australian Journalists

How to create a social media newspaper on Paper.li

A while ago I created a list on Twitter of 500 Australian Journalists (Twitter only allows 500 on a list). ABC, SBS, News.com, Channel 7, Fairfax, they are all there. Well the one’s I could find at the time, probably heaps more now.

I then told Paper.li to create a newspaper from the tweets of the journalists on the Australian Media Twitter list:

Quis custodiet ipsos custodesOpens in a new tab.

Who’s watching the watchers? WE ARE!

Why is this important? Well in one respect it reminds us that We the Public are now Publishers, capable of building newspapers. Even from chatter of journalists on social media sites. Shoe, meet other foot. In another respect, it’s interesting to see which journalists are gathering audiences and distributing stories to those audiences. Clever clogs, meet other foot. Heh.


Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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