Twitterview with Toby Collodora
@JoelECarlson: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s Twitterview of @collodora. Lets get started.
Q – #1 So @collodora, tell everybody where you grew up and where you went to school.
Toby: Thanks, Joel. Spent my elementary years in Iowa and graduated from Wayzata High School
Proud U of M grad — go @gopherathletics!
Q – #2 Okay. So what did you study at the #UofMN and what made you go in that direction?
Toby: studied broadcast journalism. Knew since I was a little kid writing up my own newspaper that I wanted to be in news
Q – #3 I see. So before you were at @wcco, where did you work? Second, what’s involved with your current job as a web editor?
Toby: I’ve only worked in news at @WCCO — started on the assignment desk in college and moved to the Web after I graduated
Current: Lots of writing and producing for @wcco ‘s digital products, planning projects and training too
And … describing my job in less than 140 characters was harder than it sounds :)
Q – #4 How is Social Media having an effect on how news stories are made and broadcast to the public?
Toby: Social media is so fast! Because of Twitter, especially, we find out about breaking news and other stories much faster
I think social media makes it easier for everyone to interact and have input on stories throughout the day, too
Q – #5 Crowdsourcing is no doubt helpful for the news. When it comes to the web, what kinds of stories do well?
Toby: The great thing about the web is that there’s something for everyone.
Of course that being said, who doesn’t enjoy an odd crime story or a good puppy video now and again, too?
Q – #6 Now more about YOU. :) FAVORITE(s) – Restaurant, store, comfort food, hobby, Twin Cities neighborhood and genre of music.
Toby: Ah the fun stuff! Restaurant: Annie’s Parlour near the #UofM Comfort food: Warm chocolate chip cookies with ice cream
Hobby: Reading (I read a lot of popular fiction, magazines and blogs) and exercise (to counterbalance the cookies)
I like pop music when I’m working out and when driving — keeps me motivated and awake!
Q – #7 Yes it does! :) To end, what personal or professional goal are you currently working on to achieve?
Toby: Professional (ongoing): To keep learning and to keep up with all the new technology as much as possible
Personal: @WarriorDash at Afton Alps in July!
@JoelECarlson: Thank you @collodora for your time and sharing some of your thoughts and life today on #jectv. Have a great week! :)
Toby: Thank you, Joel! Very fun