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News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists

News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists | ciberpocket | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Here's a good guide for journalists looking to find quality sources and hot news to cover in simple and effective ways.

 

The article covers:

Creating Facebook and Twitter lists Setting up persistent searches Hashtags Keywords Searching by location or time Creating RSS search feeds for Twitter Google advanced search operators Using contacts to find new contacts Source verification

 

Good stuff. Great advice. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-use-social-media-in-newsgathering/s7/a550556/

 

 


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Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed

Social Media Etiquette for Journalists: The Rules Have Changed | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Ever since Facebook and Twitter emerged as key tools for news, journalists and newsrooms have performed a high-wire act: They need to use social media to engage their audience in new and inventive ways, while also maintaining ethical standards.

 

Achieving that balance has been rocky for many reporters, and several have faced serious consequences for speaking their minds in 140 characters or less.

 

But some practices that were frowned upon in the early days of social media engagement are no longer verboten, according to top social media editors who participated on the panel “Social Media Debate: Best Practices vs. Bad Habits” at the Online News Association’s 2012 conference in San Francisco. Associated Press social media editor Eric Carvin was the moderator.

 

Here are the social media points of etiquette that have changed the most in recent years.

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