Why have a Twitpic contest? To reinforce the idea that if you have a cell phone in your pocket, you can commit an act of journalism anywhere, anytime.
@jkrums, a.k.a. “Miracle on the Hudson Guy” Janis Krums.
SMU Journalism ’09 grad Holly Roberts, whose cell phone shot of President Bush’s first campus visit after leaving office made the rounds in the national blogosphere and drew praise from a Dallas Morning News editor.
Or SMU Journalism ’11 grad Meredith Shamburger, who constantly snapped Twitpics during her coverage of Hurricane Irene in upstate New York over the weekend.
You are hereby expected to pounce on breaking news! If news breaks on or near campus this semester, I expect #j2380 students to be all over it — post Twitpics and alert your classmates at The Daily Campus!
Drumroll please …
Here are the finalists for Newsiest Twitpic and Most Creative Twitpic.
And here are the judge’s comments explaining the rationale for selecting the Newsiest and Most Creative winners.