The fact the Sky News has decided it needs a Twitter correspondent should be news in itself, but it also interesting that this is not someone who puts news on Twitter, but someone that is employed to search though Twitter for anything interesting, maybe even a breaking news story.
In fact it may not be a strange as it first sounds, as it has been reported that several breaking news stories have come through Twitter in the first place.
Sky News is not likely to turn down an opportunity like that, neither would any other news broadcaster.
The stories on Twitter must take time to confirm, therefore using Twitter to a large extent may not be worthwhile, but as an additional tool then the micro blogging site might come in handy.
There is the potential for fake breaking news stories to be fed through Twitter though.