You’re flicking through tweets, reading email, Googling recipes, or watching dogs sticking their heads out of car windows in slow motion when a headline catches your eye. Before you know it, you’re reading the news, even though you didn’t mean to.
Journalists love to dive in. Once we’ve got a topic in mind, we rush off to report, write/record, edit and publish. When launching a new venture, though, whether a local or niche site, an app, a network or something else entirely, it’s useful to add a fifth step early on: market research
Capture anything you see on your PC screen! SnapIt is convenient for bloggers who capture and crop images for ther posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day.
The joint initiative with sound-sharing application Audioboo will allow stations to make selected clips available to listen to again in their RadioPlayer console, which will also be integrated into its centralised search engine.
The editorial board of New Jersey’s largest newspaper, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, has taken to a new story form to express its point of views: the animatorial. It’s an editorial that’s in animated video form.
Many questions have been raised about what should happen when journalists with a strong online profile, in particular on platforms such as Twitter, leave a company, and whether their followers should … well follow.
We speak to three journalists using slightly different approaches to their Twitter accounts to find out what is working for them and the importance of legal precedent in this area.
Either social media will all lose that vitality and sizzle, become mainstream, and cool down – or it will heat up and continue to accelerate at an increasing rate. My guess is it will do neither. It's more likely that social networking ...
You may have heard the term “transmedia” used to describe a new style of storytelling. With ‘transmedia content sharing’, you can take an existing concept or idea and repurpose it for different media platforms. Want to increase the reach of a recent blog post? Why not create a slidedeck with the key points in your post? Upload it to SlideShare and share it with the SlideShare global community. This is one way that transmedia content sharing can increase your audience and reach.
For those who like their microblogging in Cyrillic, the Russian-language multimedia platform Futubra launches officially today. Futubra is the latest release from the Mail.ru group which already provides a free email service, ...
One of the ways to improve your blog in 2012 is by using plugins that make it more social media optimized and SEO friendly.
Having the right plugins can give you an edge over other blogs and can also assist you in gaining the extra functionality you need for your WordPress-powered site, especially if social media is an important part of your marketing strategy. Let’s have a look at the top plugins that I recommend you utilize in 2012. There’s a few new plugins in the mix together with several plugins that I recommended in my Best 2011 WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO that you’ll want to reference if you haven’t done so.
Social Media WordPress Plugins for 2012
There are many ways to utilize the power of social media to help spread the word about your blog posts. The 3 essential types of plugins you need to have here that I cover below are social sharing, social commenting, and integrating Twitter:
Businesses have been warned to watch what they say on Twitter after media mogul Rupert Murdoch found himself in digital hot water after slamming Google in a series of tweets aimed at supporting a contentious piece of legislation in the United States designed to stop piracy.
Adam Sherk :: News organizations (along with businesses of all kinds) have been able to create official Google+ pages for a couple months now so I thought I'd check in and see how their pages are doing.
Day 341 - Pull The Wool Over My Eyes - image by Simon James While the public image of data journalism tends to revolve around big data dumps and headline-grabbing leaks, there is a more important day-to-day application of data skills: scrutinising...
If your newsroom has a blogging platform or a content management system that allows you to assign keywords, doing it right and consistently can lead to really interesting ways of sorting, filtering and displaying content.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.