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How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter - Pew Research Center

How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter - Pew Research Center | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"A new study of the practices of 13 major [U.S.] news organizations by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism ... reveals that these news organizations use Twitter in limited ways -- primarily as an added means to disseminate their own material. Both the sharing of outside content and engagement with followers are rare."

 

(Published November 2011.)

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Best social media tools for journalists

Best social media tools for journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Here's a crowdsourced list of sites and tools that journalists are using in their work. The links point to articles that explain how journalists use these tools.

 

(Published Feb. 16, 2012.)

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Charlie Lares Rocha's curator insight, June 9, 2013 9:24 PM

Print Journalism is a dying art. Sadly, I push foward to see newspapers and print disappear into the past. Online is new, its trend, its now!

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Verification Junkie

Verification Junkie | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content." 

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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:06 PM
excellent
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really nice
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Toronto Star apologizes for lazy Facebook research

Toronto Star apologizes for lazy Facebook research | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
Bad Facebook journalism is popping up, because nobody really understands how it works. If only someone would pick up the phone to verify now and then.
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Journalists apparrently did not understand that a photo taken in 2008 might appear on your Facebook timeline in 2013. Major blunder. 

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How news orgs are using RebelMouse for blizzard, Fashion Week

How news orgs are using RebelMouse for blizzard, Fashion Week | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“If you haven’t seen  The Wall Street Journal’s RebelMouse page for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) or their previous Davos coverage, you are missing out on some of the most rigorous and vital social beat reporting experiments in digital journalism.”

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Interesting that the article does not mention Scoop.it. 

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Social media searching: Practical pointers for journalists

Social media searching: Practical pointers for journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Claire Wardle, director of news services at Storyful, and Emma Meese, media and training development manager at Cardiff School of Journalism, shared their tips for how to make the most out of social media at the Cardiff Journalism Conference" on January 16, 2013.


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8 ways journalists are using Spundge Notebooks

8 ways journalists are using Spundge Notebooks | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
We created Spundge to make it easier for individuals and teams to find, share and publish content and expected our Notebooks would appeal to journalists.
Not surprisingly, reporters quickly embraced...
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List of eight ways journalists are using Spundge "Notebooks." 

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Unwrapping Tumblr for Journalists: Tutorial

An EXCELLENT PowerPoint that introduces Tumblr and how journalism organizations are using it.

SLIDE 25: Why Tumblr for Journos - Mine Tumblr for story ideas - Engage your readers (Tumblr followers) - Connect with other journalists on Tumblr - Selectively send posts to Facebook/Twitter - Link Instagram photos to Tumblr

 

(Published March 6, 2012.)


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Javier Arias's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:39 AM

completísima presentación que analiza cómo usar la plataforma de microblogging Tumblr para hacer periodismo en la web via Mindy McAdams

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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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Boston Globe's Instagram wall feeds its journalism

Boston Globe's Instagram wall feeds its journalism | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“The Boston Globe has a wall displaying every Instagram picture posted in the local area and is using it as a source for stories – such as to discover the sharing of photos by some people in Boston of their daytime drinking during a day off post-Hurricane Sandy.”

 

(Published Nov. 13, 2012.)

 

 

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Dasom Ssomy Kim's comment, May 8, 2013 5:54 AM
The Boston Globe has a wall showing every Instagram picture posted locally and is using it as a source of stories
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Crowdsourcing
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CNN’s head of social news: Twitter forces journos to report better

CNN’s head of social news: Twitter forces journos to report better | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Services like Twitter remind us that reporting just the facts of an event isn’t enough. We all hear about what’s happening from everywhere. What journalists and thinkers and experts in subjects that matter should do is add deep context and understanding to events. When we are all inundated with unending streams of information, what matters most is context ...”

 

(Published Nov. 2, 2012.)

 

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8 ways journalists can use SoundCloud

8 ways journalists can use SoundCloud | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“1. To post news programming; 2. To report from the field and post audio from interviews; 3. Record, edit and upload a recording from an iPhone ...” and five more. 

 

(Published Oct. 17, 2012.)

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Photographers, embrace Instagram - CNN.com

Photographers, embrace Instagram - CNN.com | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

An article by Richard Koci Hernandez, “a national Emmy award-winning multimedia producer who has worked as a photojournalist for more than 15 years. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he currently teaches at the University of California's Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.”

 

(Published Oct. 14, 2012.)

 

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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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You don't tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them

You don't tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"If we had the story first, we had the scoop. And you have the story first if you have it on Twitter and/or on your website. I’m going to respond here both to the reporter’s questions and to editors who need to lead reporters like this to working and thinking Digital First. This will continue both my #twutorial and advice for editors series." 

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Steve Buttry explains a forward-thinking approach to using Twitter -- for reporters. 

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Social media wiz shares wizdom

Social media wiz shares wizdom | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Jay Rosen teaches journalism at NYU, directs the Studio 20 program there, critiques the press and studies new media.

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This is a visual list of 10 tips for doing social media well. They are pretty much all you need to know. Well done, Jay Rosen! 

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News organizations can now see how their content performs on Pinterest

News organizations can now see how their content performs on Pinterest | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The image-sharing network Pinterest released a new analytics tool this week that serves up lots of data about how its users engage with your website’s content."

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How to verify information from tweets: Check it out

How to verify information from tweets: Check it out | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Your job is to verify the information that looks useful. As with all the other information you gather, you can verify lots of different ways, and no single technique works for everything.”

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This is required reading for every journalist and every journalism student. 

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Miquel Loriz's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:37 AM

Una buena guía con sugerencias para verificar los tweets

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Best practices for publishing user-generated content

Best practices for publishing user-generated content | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The Associated Press has updated its AP Stylebook with an expanded section on best practices for handling user-generated content. Here are a few of the AP Stylebook's tips."

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When news organizations accept content from users, the news professonals need to follow professional standards. 

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9 Ways You Should Be Using Twitter - Forbes

9 Ways You Should Be Using Twitter - Forbes | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it
Every day I meet people who ask me why they should be active on Twitter and every day I see Twitter friends try to hide their frustration over those that don’t understand their attachment. Here are 9 great ways to use Twitter.
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This is a good list that emphasizes how Twitter differs from Facebook (and consequently is more useful, if you use it well). 

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How Social Networks Are Redefining Journalism

How Social Networks Are Redefining Journalism | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“... community manager Meghan Peters discussed how social networks are evolving their content strategies, with Jessica Bennett, editorial director at Tumblr, and Daniel Roth, executive editor at LinkedIn.


“Both editors come from traditional journalism backgrounds. Bennett was formerly an editor at Newsweek, and Roth worked at Fortune. Bennett said that Tumblr's traffic is three times that of The New York Times and CNN. There are more than 80 million blogs and 170 million users, more than 50% of whom are under 30.”

 

(Published Dec. 4, 2012.)


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Javier Arias's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:45 AM

A tener en cuenta estos datos que son abrumadores Tumblr tiene 3 veces más tráfico que el New York TImes y la CNN con más de 80 millones de blogs y 170 millones de usuarios de los que más del 50 % tienen menos de 30 años. 


Audiencia, Plataforma, Periodismo, Rentabilidad. Función Social. Cómo conjugar estos pilares para dar con el modelo de negocio que haga posible un nuevo periodismo en una sociedad que está cambiando tan drásticamente su forma de comunicarse y de informarse.


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#journalism #social

Charlie Lares Rocha's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:01 AM

Very insightful article...

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Social basics: 10 of the best engagement and analytics tools

Social basics: 10 of the best engagement and analytics tools | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“If you’re just starting out in social media and looking for something to make running and measuring your campaigns a bit easier, here are a few of the most widely used and effective social media management and analytics tools available ...”

 

(Published Nov. 20, 2012.)

 

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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.)

 

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Time Magazine Hires Photojournalists to Instagram Sandy

Time Magazine Hires Photojournalists to Instagram Sandy | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Time, however, took a different -- and in my opinion better -- approach, hiring five well-known photographers to man their Instagram account.

 

“The resulting coverage is pretty fascinating to go through right now, but it was even more fascinating to watch it unfold live, which is the point of using something like Instagram.”

 

(Published Oct. 30, 2012.)

 

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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.)

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Facebook changes mean newsrooms need new strategies for engagement

Facebook changes mean newsrooms need new strategies for engagement | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Simply posting headlines and links has never been good Facebook practice. Now it will nearly ensure that your posts will get little engagement and exposure. Posts should be conversational, whether you are doing a status update or posting a caption for a photo.”

 

“Changes to the algorithm guiding the Facebook news feed make it more important than ever that newsrooms and journalists engage effectively on Facebook.”

 

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13 Ways to Make Something Go Viral

13 Ways to Make Something Go Viral | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Jonah Peretti is the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed. He writes: "BuzzFeed is a social publisher with 30 million monthly visitors and Facebook is our largest source of traffic." Then he tells you how they do it in this brilliant list of 13 tips.

 

(Published Oct. 1, 2012.)

 

 

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