“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.”
Mindy McAdams's insight:
Interesting that the article does not mention 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.
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...
Mindy McAdams's insight:
List of eight ways journalists are using Spundge "Notebooks."
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
“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.”
“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 ...”
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.”
“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.”
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.
Mindy McAdams's insight:
This is a good list that emphasizes how Twitter differs from Facebook (and consequently is more useful, if you use it well).
“... 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.”
“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 ...”
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.”
“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.”
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.
Telling people to use a hashtag can turn around and bite you: “Thanks to Twitter's overdeveloped instinct for mockery, this is a fairly common tale. ... so common that it even earned an insufferably jargony name: a bashtag. ... Romney's stacks up as one of the worst bashtags Twitter's seen.” #AreYouBetterOff