Saturday, 16 May 2009

Ottawa Tweets

The Ottawa Sun gets a mention in the Toronto Star today for its Twittering live from a courtroom during the ongoing trial of Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien.

at the Star's Ottawa Bureau quotes Shane Ross, the Sun's reporter who was frantically tweeting from the courtroom this week, a recently approved media breakthrough.

Ross told Smith: "We knew that people would want minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow accounts of the testimony and fortunately Twitter is something that can provide that kind of analysis."

Veteran court reporters remember the day when newspapers were not allowed in courtrooms. Small electronic gadgetry filled that void.

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