Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dan Jenkins Is On Twitter @danjenkinsgd

Dan Jenkins -- one of the Top 10 sportswriters of all time* -- is on Twitter: @danjenkinsgd

And he's kind of awesome already. Like this: "My life on deadline: As my first boss, Blackie Sherrod, enjoyed saying, “Stop feelin’ up that story, and get the damn thing in here." (h/t: Craggs)

But Gregg Doyel, please keep hating. You know way more about sportswriting than Dan Jenkins. (The Twittering folks in Iran would chime in, too, but they're a little occupied right now...)

-- D.S.

* - Surprising: I'm not ready to call Jenkins "best. ever." But he's way way way up there.

UPDATE: Jenkins himself just posted a tweet from the Open: "Another writer just dropped by and said, 'I never thought I’d see the day: Dan Jenkins on Twitter.'"

Why, because he's old and Twitter is "for the kids?" Great reporters value reaching audience. Great reporters value brevity. Great reporters value immediacy.

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