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What Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need?

What Are Basic Social Media Skills Journalists Need? | Social Media and 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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Seven ways The New York Times is using social media for ‘deeper’ engagement

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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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“Practice, pray, and have redundancies”: On the imperfect science of liveblogging

“Practice, pray, and have redundancies”: On the imperfect science of liveblogging | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"[A]s liveblogging has ascended, news sites and individual journalists have developed their craft, combining technical prowess, advance planning, the spirit of improv, and yes, some tried and true reporting techniques."

 

(Published March 7, 2012.)

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