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BP blogging & Twittering from SBC meeting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Baptist Press is hosting its Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting blog again this year, and — for the first time — is sending out Twitter updates about the meeting.

The blog, dubbed “Instant News,” is available at www.bpnews.net/blog and will provide readers the nuts and bolts of news about the meeting nearly instantly, seconds after events on the convention floor take place.

Additionally, the blog will utilize Twitter this year. Subscribers to BP’s Twitter account (Twitter.com/baptistpress) will receive “Tweets” of the meeting’s highlights, such as the election of officers, the discussion over the proposed Great Commission Resurgence statement and the results of proposed resolutions. The Tweets will provide only the highlights from the blog.

The blog and the Twitter account provide readers the basics of stories while Baptist Press’ reporters develop more in-depth reports.

“We have had great feedback from the first two years of the blog, and we believe the Twitter account will provide readers another way to stay-up-to date in a timely way about the annual meeting,” said Will Hall, executive editor of Baptist Press.
Compiled by Michael Foust, an assistant editor of Baptist Press.

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