Seattle manhunt flexes social media's news muscle

12/4/2009 | TechNewsWorld

SeattlePI.com reporters demonstrated how news outlets can use social media to cover breaking news during this week's manhunt for an alleged cop killer. Reporters tweeted updates alongside citizen journalists. The site's rival, the Seattle Times, opted to try Google Wave for its coverage. Twitter "can be another stream of potential sources, another reservoir of color on the storytelling palette," Renay San Miguel writes.

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