they started posting tweets on their site just 2 days before the fires broke. Good timing.
Leng: fire knocked out our transmitter. another station plus tv began relaying their air.
We relied on twitter, google maps because our cms crashed, server went down from traffic.
Leng’s showing @kpbsnews use of twitter during the fire. “twitter kinda became my CMS.” qotd 2.
Leng: we used twitter as an internal comm tool until she saw how pbs wired science was using it.
kpbs fire map got at least 1.7 mil views. Google thinks it’s more.
Leng Caloh is up next. “the SD wildfires were our public media coming of age.”
Leng: “maybe we were being innovative but we were being desperate.” ima08 QOTD.
Caloh is pronounced like Kahlo.
Some shut up that piano. We’ve got 20 mins left in our panel.
Any questions for our panelists?
Yes, I can moderate a panel and Twitter at the same time. Julia Schrenkler of APM is now talking about the Minn. bridge collapse.
Just interrupted @juliaschrenkler to explain twitter. About 5 pct of the audience hadn’t heard of it. Very low if u ask me.
Peter: bbc shoulda said: “public reports suggest that X were dead.” Relying solely on official channels undermined public confidence.
Peter: we need to think about twitter re: bbc emergency response strategy.
BBC reported official stat: 2 ppl dead. SkyNews reported 90. It was really 52. Which one was worse?
Peter Horrocks: I almost wish you hadn’t had to invite me but I’m now an expert in discussing online response to terror attacks.
MPR did their bridge coverage without a watertight plan in place. they had to wing a lot of it.
BBC organizes itself the same way the govt does for continuity of govt. Continuity of newscasting.
The most important, most common question asked online in every single disaster: R U OK?