Thursday, June 11, 2009

U.S. Bishops' Meeting to be a'Twitter

The content of this post probably could've been handled in 140 characters, but I just wanted to announce ahead of time the intention of the USCCB's Office of Media Relations to Twitter the U.S. bishops' annual spring meeting, which will be June 17-19 in San Antonio.

The public sessions of the meeting are June 17 in the afternoon and June 18 in the morning, and hopefully during the time, the Twitter handle usccbmedia will provide regular updates of the proceedings.

In meetings past, reporters have filed their stories live from the site of the meeting, bloggers have blogged, and USCCB Media Relations has moved quickly to put out releases on major votes and other pivotal decisions by the bishops. But now the information will be coming much more quickly, consistently, and in smaller pieces. It's unclear at this time what sort of coverage this meeting will be receiving from other live news outlets, so our Twitter feed may be the only source of its kind.

Hope you follow us in San Antonio!

No comments: