Huffington Post :: It's unclear how much journalists in Iowa, while constantly churning out their own copy across platforms and commenting on cable news, are consuming it either. Reporters unplugging for just an hour while driving past cornfields will inevitably arrive at the next campaign stop to find a huge new backlog of unread articles, blog posts, round-up emails and -- in the most striking change since 2008 -- hundreds, if not thousands, of reporter tweets from events across the state.
[Michael Calderone:] Four years ago, Twitter wasn't a major factor in Iowa caucus coverage. Now it's ubiquitous, with everyone from cub bloggers to seasoned veterans chiming in with stump speech quotes, camera-phone photos and knee-jerk analysis.
[Alex Castellanos, CNN:] We first thought that maybe this perma-tweet culture would kill content. I think what it's doing is making analysis and thought valuable again.
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