Monthly Archives: October 2014

NY Times editor: Tweet but verify

1-DSC01212Twitter has become a vital tool for many journalists, especially those who cover government, the New York Times first social media editor told an audience Tuesday at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
“Official sources on Twitter have just exploded in the past two years,” said Jennifer Preston, who was in town as part of the college’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series.
Preston advises journalists to follow both the official and personal Twitter stream of their key sources. Continue reading

Purple balloons for Michelle

Friends and relatives of Michelle O’Connell gathered at her graveside Monday in St. Augustine on what would have been her 29th birthday. They released purple balloons into the sky – a message of love that they hoped would reach O’Connell in heaven.
They also celebrated O’Connell’s life. They remembered that she loved going to beach. They said she enjoyed simple pleasures, like the smell of sunflowers. She adored her daughter, Alexis.
She was a “fun-loving person,” said Ciara Morris, who was O’Connell’s best friend. Continue reading