The Daily Pilot has long been on Twitter, but now its entire reporting and much of its editing staff is as well.
Individual members of the staff have been using the social media network, but reporters and editors have created professional handles so readers can follow their work.
In an effort to serve the community on multiple platforms — which includes print, the website, OC Now, Facebook and Twitter (@thedailypilot) — individual reporters will now be accessible on Twitter, and followers can read stories, get updates and give feedback.
The Twitter handles will be published along with reporters' email addresses beneath stories. Freelance writers, such as the newspaper's columnists, will use the @thedailypilot account, where most of the newspapers stories are tweeted.
"We want to reach our readers wherever they are — on their phones, computers, tablets and, of course, their front porches," said John Canalis, editor of TCN South. "And now we can."
The formatting follows the approach used by Los Angeles Times Sports, which includes handles with its staff-written stories, Canalis said. The Times owns the Daily Pilot.
"We of course encourage readers to follow the entire newspaper, but we also know the community has favorite writers and we wanted to give them the option of keeping up with our talented staff," Canalis said.
The editorial staff's Twitter addresses are listed below.
Editor John Canalis: @johncanalis
City Editor Jamie Rowe: @jamierowe3
Features Editor Imran Vittachi: @ImranVittachi
Sports Editor: @SteveVirgen
Sports reporter Barry Faulkner: @BarryFaulkner5
Sports reporter David Carrillo Peñaloza: @dcpenaloza
Sports reporter Mike Sciacca: @mikesciacca
Sports reporter Matt Szabo: @mjszabo
Projects/Newport Beach reporter Mike Reicher: @mreicher
Costa Mesa reporter Joseph Serna: @josephserna
Public safety reporter Lauren Williams: @lawilliams30
Education reporter Britney Barnes: @britneyjbarnes
Business reporter Sarah Peters: @speters01
General assignment reporter Joanna Clay: @joannaclay