I’m not one to use the word *exciting* very often, but it’s the best way to describe my whole experience at CBC Homerun.
The constant ebb and flow of journalists and producers, the on-the-fly decisions about what’s coming next, getting text messages to the host, the green and red equipment lights… my senses have been on overload all afternoon, but it’s been an intensely satisfying experience to watch media – social and otherwise – in action.
Twitter and Facebook have definitely become an integral part of the news-making process. When I first appeared on CBC Daybreak well over a year ago, I had to explain what Twitter was, how it worked and how to get started. They were already using their Twitter account, but they were still exploring how to integrate it into their process.
It was amazing to watch. Thanks to CBC Homerun for the opportunity!