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We use Twitter as a content creation platform, and people all across the newsroom have Twitter accounts: reporters, photographers, bloggers, producers.
Twitter is also, of course, used as a distribution tool. We have several Seattle Times-branded Twitter feeds that push our stories and other content out to both general and niche audiences.
On the hardware side of the equation, we are really starting to focus on smart phones as a primary production platform for covering live events, particularly when streaming video or social media updates are called for.
Very interesting interview with the Seattle Times who are using social media and mobile video to report live on events. Previously only done by broadcast media, this is a big area of expansion for local media and via the web offers a chance to bring in a