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Essential reading for journalists who want to work with mobile, social and multimedia platforms
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10 Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr

10 Reasons Why Google+ Is Better for Social Photography Than Flickr | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

A few months back I wrote a post “Flickr is Dead.” When I wrote that post I didn’t mean dead literally, I just meant that the soul of social photo sharing was migrating away from Flickr over to Google+.

Over the past few months the tide has begun shifting even more. Photographers are moving in mass from Flickr to Google+ as their primary photo sharing network.

Just like the social crowd moved from Webshots and Fotolog to Flickr a number of years ago, the social photography crowd is now moving from Flickr to Google+.

There are a number of reasons why this is happening and in this post I’ll outline some of the key ones.

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Before Writing a Social Strategy, Think About The Blog

Before Writing a Social Strategy, Think About The Blog | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
When developing a corporate social media strategy, it’s important to ensure that there are processes in place to allow the social media communities to scale over time.
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CitySourced: a Facebook App that brings location-based reporting right into your Facebook page | CitySourced Blog

CitySourced: a Facebook App that brings location-based reporting right into your Facebook page | CitySourced Blog | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

CitySourced customers can create a custom Facebook App to allow citizens to report new issues directly from Facebook. This how-to tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to create a tab on a Facebook page for reporting new issues directly within Facebook. Follow this easy three step process to create you own version.

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YouTube Is Changing Journalism - The Reel Web Episode 15

YouTube Is Changing Journalism - The Reel Web Episode 15 | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This week's episode of The Reel Web talks about how YouTube is changing journalism and media, the latest Netflix news, a Google Plus TV commercial, and much more.
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10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now

10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Google+ had a hot start, but has since cooled down. For ...


Lots of good suggestions - here's the takeaway:


Whether Google+ takes off or not, you can still use it to accomplish many productive and profitable things for your business. Besides, in the long run I believe that Google+ will play a large part in Google’s search algorithm, and when it does you’ll be ahead of the game!


What productive ways are you using Google+ to promote your business, your blog, and yourself?


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Google+ Watch"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/s0upHV]


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Socializing Your Brand

Socializing Your Brand | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
With changing consumer demands and touch points, there is an increasing need to make your brand social, which most of organisations have now understood.

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How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Fewer than 25% of students know how to perform a "reasonably well-executed search" of web information. This inforgraphic shares a few essential Google search tips and tricks.

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CurationSoft: creating curated content on your own branded website

CurationSoft: creating curated content on your own branded website | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

You have Paper.li, Scoop.it, Bundlr and more. The only difference is that you are curating content on their property and not on yours. The idea is to generate fresh content in you website that is relevant to your topic and are high authority and of great quality. After all, that is what content curation is all about.

CurationSoft publishes content directly on your property. It works on WordPress or other blog CMS without a middle man. It even works on Google+. Connecting what you curate to your site is obviously more advantageous than doing it on other sites.


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Is Google+ Beginning To Integrate Into Google Places?

Is Google+ Beginning To Integrate Into Google Places? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Today Mike Blumenthal of Blumenthals.com posted about what appears to be a new addition to Google’s local results. A specific query for “transmission servicing lexington ky” displayed the normal Google Places listings, with one exception...

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Making academic research more accessible to journalists looking for stories

Making academic research more accessible to journalists looking for stories | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

They created a website called Journalist’s Resource, a curated, searchable index of high-quality research papers on topics of interest to reporters. The site’s editors write up studies in a journalistic way, plucking out facts and narratives that can be woven into stories.

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The New, Convoluted Life Cycle Of A Newspaper Story - 10,000 Words

The New, Convoluted Life Cycle Of A Newspaper Story - 10,000 Words | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The New, Convoluted Life Cycle Of A Newspaper Story (The new convoluted lifecycle of the news story, and how to make it comprehensible for the reader http://t.co/sjM3mMEa...)...
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Google+’s secret weapon against Twitter and Facebook

Google+’s secret weapon against Twitter and Facebook | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Google, and the Google+ team specifically, have methodically rolled out supporting features, that together revolutionize the way we interact online. Twitter gave us the 140 character brain dump, Facebook gave us the social graph, and Google+ has given us the action engine.

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Social Media has Evolved into the Art of Storytelling, and We Must All Become Masters of it.

This piece was written by Lauren Fisher for Simply Zesty - Lots of good insights and resources. I'm paraphrasing what caught my attention from the perspective of brand storytelling and how important narrative is in today's marketplace.


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Social media now as an essential form of communication, another side we don't often consider is its role in the evolution of storytelling. Throughout nearly every society and stage in history, storytelling has had a crucial role to play.



How this applies to social media


**we are now all storytellers, telling a story about ourselves through social media that plays a crucial role in the way in which others perceive us, but also, interestingly, how our own lives are preserved.


Here's my takeaway:


**It's important for brands to tell stories that speak to their consumer's needs and core values. Stories that are constantly evolving and living in real time because of digital technology and social networking .


**Stories become conversations that can lead to transactions and brand loyalty


Those brands or individuals that are succeeding the most in social media are those that are able to tell the best stories through digital means, in the most interesting ways.


Some people understand this better than others. Some for example understand the need to constantly create new ‘chapters’ in the story, to use social media constantly to share and create information so that our own personal timelines or stories consistently grow and provide entertainment.


Not only building up a more complete history of ourselves, but a more adept form of entertainment at the time. In just a few years we will have mastered the art of social media and that means we will have become masters of storytelling.


********The consequences of this for society are wide-reaching and most importantly, fundamental for connecting societies and individuals in a completely new way.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media & Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/vjd2fw]


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janlgordon's comment, November 20, 2011 7:29 AM
Hi Gregg, This piece is a real gem, thanks for sharing it!
Gregg Morris's comment, November 20, 2011 7:49 AM
Thank you Jan!
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Tool of the Day: Cuttings.me

Tool of the Day: Cuttings.me | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when a reporter printed out his or her clips and snail-mailed them to a hiring editor or human resources. In fact, for many young job seekers, this is a scenario they have never encountered and probably never will.
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Instagram: Twitter for photojournalists | Multimedia Journalism

Instagram: Twitter for photojournalists | Multimedia Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Instagram is great, but one of these four apps could make it greater | Multimedia Journalism http://t.co/50KE4PBV...
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Get the most out of YouTube for your journalism | Multimedia Journalism

Get the most out of YouTube for your journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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Introducing Masterclasses 37-40: Building proficiency in social media | Multimedia Journalism

Introducing Masterclasses 37-40: Building proficiency in social media | Multimedia Journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

These linked masterclasses form the second of three co-ordinated learning programmes and are part of a comprehensive guide to the use of social media for journalism
They fit into the second level of tuition at MMJ, the one called Building Proficiency

As such they sit alongside the other subjects that you'll find at the Building Proficiency level in the textbook and on this companion website.

This tuition is currently available exclusively on the website, but will be adapted for inclusion in future editions of the MMJ print and ebook.

It is available only to registered users of MMJ. The benefits of registration are outlined here. To register, you need to buy the textbook, in ether paper or ebook form.

Here are our learning goals in Masterclasses 37-40

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Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart

Create Easy Visually-Rich Data-Presentations with Piktochart | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia are the authors and founders of Piktochart a new presentation tool (pre-beta) which promises to deliver a new approach to creating data-rich and visually engaging slideshows and infographs.

Piktochart leverages a number of tools which include a) the Story Teller, b) the Chart Wizard and c) Visual Themes which facilitate tremendously the presenter work by guiding him/her in the process of submitting relevant data and information that will be then applied to an appropriate visual solution.
 


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Facebook: Website killer

Facebook: Website killer | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Bestselling author, Dave Chaffey, explains why the majority of corporate websites are in decline as Facebook snatches their traffic and the implications for marketing priorities?


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How Storify Is Being Used To Curate News and Events | Poynter.

How Storify Is Being Used To Curate News and Events | Poynter. | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

From the article intro: "While covering Occupy Wall Street, many news sites have used Storify to capture on-the-ground reports from journalists and protesters.

Storify, they say, gives them a way to help their audience make sense of the stream of information flowing out of social networks. The social news curation tool also helped news sites thwart last week’s media blackout.
 

Storify CEO and Co-founder Burt Herman said there’s been a surge in the number of people using Storify to capture the protests.

 

But he’s also seen news sites use it in interesting ways for a variety of other stories."

 

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"While journalists could create a Storify for just about any story that plays out on social media, they have to decide whether it makes sense for their coverage.

The key is figuring out how you can use Storify to not just tell a story, but enhance people’s understanding of it."

Robin Good: If you want to get a good idea of the types of news curation approaches that have been used recently, this article has lots of valuable information in it, including many links to sample curated news stories.

Resourceful and informative. 9/10 

Read on: http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/newsgathering-storytelling/153697/the-5-types-of-stories-that-make-good-storifys/
 


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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | TeachHUB | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.


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Murdoch Leaves U.K. Papers Boards

Murdoch Leaves U.K. Papers Boards | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
James Murdoch has left the boards of operating companies overseeing News Corp.'s U.K. newspapers the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times, according to British regulatory filings, which registered the changes in September.
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Build Communities For The Long-Term

Build Communities For The Long-Term | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
When you’re going through the process of developing a new communities, one question you need to ask yourself is how long the community will live.
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Australian newspaper closures

Australian newspaper closures | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
There are signs that the Australian regional newspaper industry is contracting in much the same way as that in the United States and Britain.In what is being described as the first systematic closure of Australian paid-for newspapers, a publisher...
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Why Brands Need Friends - Not Fans - on Facebook

Why Brands Need Friends - Not Fans - on Facebook | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

Facebook offers brands access to its vast audience with no apparent cost of entry. Therefore, one would presume that brands would develop strategic and forward-thinking campaigns to maximize their reach. Not so.

Instead, brands quickly entered a popularity contest for the most Likes. It seemed companies were simply content with growing audience numbers. Until lately, they’ve been comfortable measuring return on investment by the number of fans alone. Now they’re beginning to question the value of such a one-dimensional strategy.


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