Social Media and Journalists
16.3K views | +0 today
Follow
Social Media and Journalists
Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
Curated by Mindy McAdams
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

Mozilla Releases Popcorn Maker - A Mashup Tool

Mozilla Releases Popcorn Maker - A Mashup Tool | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“After watching the videos and poking around a bit, Popcorn Maker feels like Storify but with a video wrapper.”

 

(Published Nov. 12, 2012.)

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mindy McAdams from Multimedia Journalism
Scoop.it!

YouTube introduces investigative journalism channel

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is helping to launch the new “I Files” channel, which will curate videos from The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The channel’s purpose is to promote user-created content and citizen journalism, which has seen becoming a growing source of news for the average citizen.


Via Francesco Pintus, Andy Bull
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

YouTube's Big Transition: Moving from Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video

YouTube's Big Transition: Moving from Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Statistics show that we are watching fewer videos on YouTube. However, we are watching longer videos and subsequently spending more time on the site. ... Another concern for YouTube is that its video views have decreased every month this year. After a record traffic year in 2011 and an all-time peak of 21.8 billion video views served in January, monthly views started to go backwards. ... The good news is that engagement on YouTube is up. The amount of minutes users spend watching YouTube has grown 57% year-over-year ...”

 

(Published May 22, 2012.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

A Look Into 3 Social Video Apps: Socialcam, Viddy & Klip

A Look Into 3 Social Video Apps: Socialcam, Viddy & Klip | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“If Socialcam and Viddy are in a race for the top, Klip is the quiet kid who's hanging back and observing, waiting for his moment to pounce. This app isn't clean like Viddy or busy like Socialcam; it's just practical.”

 

(Published May 2, 2012.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

With YouTube Video, Obama Looks to Expand Social Media Reach

With YouTube Video, Obama Looks to Expand Social Media Reach | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"[A]s President Obama and his advisers prepare to begin their general election push, they are turning first not to a 30-second commercial but a 17-minute online documentary that they hope will be shared and spread online through social networks and e-mail."

 

(Published March 14, 2012, in The New York Times.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal an Industry Taking Shape

YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal an Industry Taking Shape | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

This infographic shows results of an analysis of the top 1,000 YouTube channels: “... over one million YouTubers run ads on their content. To put it another way, YouTube writes checks to more than one million people monthly. That's more than the U.S. television industry employs.

 

“The highest-performing 1,000 make a cool six figures a year. According to OpenSlate, the average revenue for the top 1,000 channels is $23,000 a month for an average annual payout of $276,000.”

 

(Published Oct. 11, 2012.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

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.)

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mindy McAdams from Google+ for journalists and newsrooms
Scoop.it!

How to Use Google+ Hangouts on Air

"Hangouts on Air is a built-in feature for hangouts to stream your hangout within Google+ and YouTube records it. The recorded video then will be available on your YouTube Account after the Hangout has ended. The Google+ post will then contain the recorded video once it's processed for prosperity and possibly better SEO rankings and traffic for your YouTube page."

 

(Published May 7, 2012.)


Via danmason
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mindy McAdams from Google+ for journalists and newsrooms
Scoop.it!

How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Your Business (or Newsroom)

How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Your Business (or Newsroom) | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Here a tutorial on using Google+ Hangouts for business ... but the tips apply to newsrooms too.

 

"While Google+ Hangouts allow you to connect with up to nine people, the Hangouts on Air feature lets you live broadcast to an unlimited audience. Once the on-air hangout is completed, it automatically becomes a draft recorded video in your YouTube account where you can edit it and then publish on your YouTube channel, and then of course share it from there."

 

(Published April 26, 2012.)


Via danmason
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mindy McAdams
Scoop.it!

Invite people to a Google+ hangout

Google+ hangouts allow you to have a video chat with up to 10 people at the same time.

 

"Anyone in the hangout can invite anyone else."

 

"While you can invite as many people as you want to join a hangout, you can't have more than 10 people in a hangout at once. If additional people try to enter, they'll be told the hangout is currently full."

 

Hangouts require a one-time free download of "Google voice and video chat."

more...
No comment yet.