SHU journalism students took to the sports pitches last week to live tweet from Sheffield Varsity as part of their Writing the Message Online module.

Each student was placed in a team and given a match to cover. They were asked to do a live match report, post match interviews, vox pop with spectators and to talk to Varsity officials using just their mobile phones and the hashtag #wtmo.

The games covered were:

  • Women’s Cricket
  • Men’s Cricket 2
  • Men’s Rugby Union 3
  • Women’s Football 2
  • Men’s Football 3
  • Men’s Football 4

Top tweeters:







Tweeting feedback:

Good statistic from an official source Luke

Great response from follower and nice retweeting Rob

Good interaction on Twitter from Oli 

You got yourself in a good position to take this picture Eleanor (but forgot to mention which team it was)

Great little bit of player insight before the game Hayley

Nice photo and good hashtagging Chanell

Oli adding a nice bit of background colour to the story

Brilliant picture Beca – I just love it!

Simple but effective video Oli and good use of Vine

Effective little preview Lucy

Good Twitter etiquette Oli

Great quote Alana but who said it?

Good match observation Jake  but who is playing?

Good punctuation Mark but which sport and which team are you tweeting about?

Nice photo Mike but which team does he play for?

Where is your apostrophe Josh? It should like this: Hallam’s

Good use of @mention George but what is his name and who does he play for?