Couldn’t hurt, but it isn’t a 100 percent requirement, Should all journalists be on Twitter?
Think of it this way: there are plenty of community papers out there with a minimal online component, if that. They still cover their market. They are still journalists. They do great, important work. Is that where you want to go?
Now, you’ll find that some topics demand Twitter or other online tools, of course. Others, the online tools could serve as a great compliment. This is the point the piece tries to dance around.