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5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone)

5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone) | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

Great list! "1. Be consistent. 2. Be available. 3. Add a personal touch. 4. Offer an inside view of the industry. 5. Don’t waste your audience’s time."

 

(Published December 2010.)


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I also found these ten general tips elsewhere that are useful to keep in mind (and I'm breaking one of the guidelines by not crediting it):

Have a voice that is credibile and reliable, but also personal and humanBe generous in retweets and credit othersLink to external material rather than simply broadcast your own contentListen and respond to othersProvide information that adds valueSeek out the views of usersPromote the most interesting and useful content for audiencesUse hashtags created by the Twitter communityInclude multimedia with tweetsLink to other networks where a conversation is happening, such as Facebook
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Stories on the use of social media by journalists. This collection is for www.networkednews.org, a journalistic experiment.
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How Twitter won the social media battle for journalism | The Wall Blog

How Twitter won the social media battle for journalism | The Wall Blog | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
Polis, the journalism think-tank at the LSE, has published an in-depth report looking at the value of social media to journalism, specifically public service
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Storyful's best practices for verifying social media content | IJNet

Storyful's best practices for verifying social media content | IJNet | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards.
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Terrific tips to figure out whether content on social media is legit or not.

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We need a digital reporting tool and Storyplanet shows promise

We need a digital reporting tool and Storyplanet shows promise | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
A digital reporting or storytelling tool provides a one-stop solution for presenting multimedia contents.
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What Responsibility Do Social Media Users Have During a Crisis?

What Responsibility Do Social Media Users Have During a Crisis? | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
From the moment the first jolt was felt in Tokyo, there was no doubt — the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent tragedy was going to play out first on the social web, and second ...
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50 blogs by journalists, for journalists | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

50 blogs by journalists, for journalists | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
A list of blogging journalists, blogging mobile reporters and blogging journalism academics
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UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online

UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
This is a blogpost by Angela Crandall, one of the Research Leads at iHub Research, Nairobi.  While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the in...
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It's important to keep in mind the risks and ethical dilemmas created by new media too.

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7 ways journalists can make better ethical decisions when using Facebook | Poynter.

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Some ethical dilemmas related to the use of Facebook

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Distinction Between Bloggers, Journalists Blurring More Than Ever

Distinction Between Bloggers, Journalists Blurring More Than Ever | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
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On the blurry distinction between bloggers and journalists

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Facebook + Journalists

Facebook + Journalists | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
To distribute resources and best practices for journalists on Facebook.
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The Facebook page on using Facebook for journalism. I'm putting this up, but in truth I don't find this page all that helpful. There's a bit too much here and it's not all relevant for us in the Networked News Lab.

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Current.org | Andy Carvin, virtual correspondent, 2012

Current.org | Andy Carvin, virtual correspondent, 2012 | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
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Another story about Twitter star Andy Carvin

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5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone)

5 Twitter tips for the TV anchor (or anyone) | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

Great list! "1. Be consistent. 2. Be available. 3. Add a personal touch. 4. Offer an inside view of the industry. 5. Don’t waste your audience’s time."

 

(Published December 2010.)


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Nicholas Benequista's insight:

I also found these ten general tips elsewhere that are useful to keep in mind (and I'm breaking one of the guidelines by not crediting it):

Have a voice that is credibile and reliable, but also personal and humanBe generous in retweets and credit othersLink to external material rather than simply broadcast your own contentListen and respond to othersProvide information that adds valueSeek out the views of usersPromote the most interesting and useful content for audiencesUse hashtags created by the Twitter communityInclude multimedia with tweetsLink to other networks where a conversation is happening, such as Facebook
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Twitter and journalism: It shouldn't be that complicated

Twitter and journalism: It shouldn't be that complicated | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

"By pretending that their journalists don’t have opinions, when everyone knows that they do, mainstream media outlets are suggesting their viewers or readers are too stupid to figure out where the truth lies, or too thick to consider the facts of a story if the reporter happens to have retweeted someone or joined a Facebook page."

 

(Published Nov. 8, 2011.)


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Who owns a journalist’s Twitter account?

Who owns a journalist’s Twitter account? | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

When BBC News political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg left the BBC to join ITV News, she had to abandon her Twitter account and start a new one for her new job.

 

(Published June 2011.)


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How to Verify Social Media Content: Some Tips and Tricks on Information Forensics

Update: I have authored a 20+ page paper on verifying social media content based on 5 case studies. Please see this blog post for a copy. I get this question all the time: "How do you verify social...
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From crowd-sourcing guru Patrick Meier

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The four habits of a rock star content curator

I recently had a Google Hangout with students in the New Media Lab at South Africa's Rhodes University. I spoke about Spundge, the problem we solve, and showed them the free and Pro features. Then ...
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Some tips you might consider if you're using Storify or Spundge or other curation tools (Scoop.it too is a curation tool)

 

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Tool of the week for journalists: TweetDeck - for its new column filter | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Tool of the week for journalists: TweetDeck - for its new column filter | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
TweetDeck has added column search functionality to its web and Chrome apps
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I use it and like it.

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App of the week for journalists: Neatly, for tidying your Twitter timeline into topics | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

App of the week for journalists: Neatly, for tidying your Twitter timeline into topics | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
A Twitter client that organises your Twitter timeline into topics
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How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk

How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | Journalism.co.uk | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
14 pointers on finding sources and stories using social media
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The Journalist's Guide to YouTube

The Journalist's Guide to YouTube | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
Leah Betancourt is the digital community manager at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minn. She is @l3ahb3tan on Twitter. When you think of YouTube, you probably think of viral v...
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Pretty comprehensive

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Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism

Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
A Facebook-only news organization? It was only a matter of time. The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and new...
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A very nice overview of the ways that Facebook has been useful to journalists.

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BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - #bbcsms: Charting a course for social media research for journalism

BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - #bbcsms: Charting a course for social media research for journalism | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
Social media is transforming professional journalism. And the speed of the real-time revolution raises significant challenges and opportunities for journalists and their publishers. But it also necessitates a rigorous academic research agenda.
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A pretty good list of the questions around the use of social media by journalists.

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Using WordPress for microsites, small projects / WP Journo: WordPress & Journalism

Using WordPress for microsites, small projects / WP Journo: WordPress & Journalism | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
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On setting up a blog for a special topic or asignment. A nice idea.

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Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it
In a discussion about his use of Twitter as a reporting tool, NPR strategist Andy Carvin made some interesting points about the value of crowdsourced journalism — including the importance of being transparent about the process, and the virtues of...
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Andy Carvin has set a new standard for the journalistic use of Twitter, so lots of people look to him as a guru.

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Seven ways The New York Times is using social media for ‘deeper’ engagement

Seven ways The New York Times is using social media for ‘deeper’ engagement | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times on seven ways the news outlet is getting "deep and meaningful."

 

(Published Feb. 13, 2012.)


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What Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need?

What Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need? | On social media for journalists | Scoop.it

This short list was written by Ben LaMothe, who blogs for 10,000 Words. Example:

 

"Knowing What Stories Get Good Traction On Social Media Sites:

 

"Not every story you write, shoot or take video for, will translate well on social media sites. But there’s a skill to knowing an online community, and having a sense of what will resonate with that audience on that platform, and what is less likely to have an impact."

 

(Published April 10, 2012.)


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