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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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5 ways journalists are using Pinterest

5 ways journalists are using Pinterest | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Mainly they are sending people to older content that features photos. Hardly brilliant, but there is value in getting new visitors.

 

(Published Dec. 10, 2012.)

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Storyful - Tips for verifying images and videos from UGC

Finding the Wisdom in the Crowd:

 

“The Storyful development team is building products that will help our journalists and clients map influence and connections within social media conversations and get an early warning of changes in their speed or intensity.

 

“We are also working to scale the techniques our editorial team has perfected in validating videos and images. At its core, this process is built around a checklist ... [LIST] ... Our approach to rating sources and the video they upload revolves around another checklist ... [LIST]”

 

This stuff is excellent!

 

(Published July 19, 2012.)

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Instagram signs up a new user every second; more than 10 million users

Instagram signs up a new user every second; more than 10 million users | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"So what made Instagram so successful? Some of it was good timing ... the app launched not long after the new iPhone 4 was released ... had a much better camera than its predecessor. This led to more demand for a good photo-sharing service ... Instagram was one of the few photo apps that connected to other services as well as its own, including Flickr and Tumblr and Facebook."

 

(Published Sept. 27, 2011.)

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Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform

Why Instagram will be the next big social media platform | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Of the Americans surveyed who currently use a social media platform, only 18 percent currently have a profile on Instagram. That’s paltry compared to Facebook (94%) or Twitter (47%). But here are four reasons why Instagram could explode in 2013.”

 

(Published Oct. 10, 2012.)

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How The New York Times Does Social Media

How The New York Times Does Social Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“I talked with Alexis Mainland, social media editor at The NY Times, to learn more about their vision for solidifying The Times’ brand over several different platforms, and how photography has played a major role in their success.”

 

Mainland: “Social media platforms are like different countries with different languages and different customs. Certainly there are many aspects of them that overlap, but I think the key to being successful on a social platform is having a keen understanding of what makes each unique community tick.”

 

(Published April 23, 2012.)

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Dasom Ssomy Kim's comment, May 8, 2013 5:33 AM
Social media is a key newsgathering medium for us too, but our strategy in distributing our content via social media
Dasom Ssomy Kim's comment, May 8, 2013 5:35 AM
old media participates in new media, online journalism.
Dasom Ssomy Kim's comment, May 8, 2013 5:35 AM
the role of SN. social viewing, social seeing