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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Examples include Reuters, ProPublica, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR; tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, Egypt; Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+.

 

(Published October 2011.)

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6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week

6 things we learned about journalism from Social Media Week | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"It’s good to remember that some of these social tools have good internal uses for journalists; they’re not just for broadcasting to the public."

 

(Published Feb. 15, 2012.)

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Twitter on TV: A Producer’s Guide

Twitter on TV: A Producer’s Guide | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

This is a really good 2.5-minute video that +shows+ how hashtags, Twitter handles, and so on are used on TV shows to encourage audience feedback and participation. Guidelines and tips at the end of the article (below the video).

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ASNE guide to “10 Best Practices for Social Media”

ASNE guide to “10 Best Practices for Social Media” | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

From this page you can download a PDF (598 KB; 50 pages) that provides a list of guidelines, 10 key takeaways, AND ALSO the actual social media policies from various news organizations, including Bloomberg News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

(Published May 2011.)

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Using Storify for journalism education

Using Storify for journalism education | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"How to use Storify in the classroom to help students connect with the news, explore sourcing and context. This is *not* cut-and-paste journalism. This is 21st century journalism which uses social media as dynamic wire postings and lets the reporter curate the content and provide context."

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Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage

Kudos to BBC News for thinking about how Twitter fits into breaking news coverage | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"When I was working for the local D.C.-area news websites of TBD.com and WJLA.com, I came up with a breaking news workflow that I think worked for us. Here are the steps ..."

 

(Published Feb. 9, 2012)

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News tips for Pinterest

News tips for Pinterest | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Advice for journalists and newsrooms using Pinterest.

 

Written by Robert Quigley, formerly the social media editor at the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman newspaper.

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Tips for Using Social Networking

Tips for Using Social Networking | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The majority of journalists are involved in social media already: journalists use social media to collect and syndicate the news as well as (which is so important to us, marketers) find sources to cite. ... Social media sites make it very easy to track sources down."

 

(Published Feb. 1, 2012.)

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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!

Pepa Badell Serra's comment, September 9, 2013 1:46 AM
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How Journalists Are Using Timeline Apps to Share with Subscribers

How Journalists Are Using Timeline Apps to Share with Subscribers | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"From sharing what they're reading on news apps or the music they are listening to on Spotify, journalists have added apps to their Timeline to engage with their subscribers in a unique way."

 

(Published Feb. 16, 2012.)

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How I Used Instagram While Reporting on Garage Fires

How I Used Instagram While Reporting on Garage Fires | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Today was a perfect example of how I use Instagram in the field. My goal is to spark interest and start discussions well before the story airs. My updates mention my station, and if I know what time the story will air, I’ll mention that as well."

 

(Published Dec. 28, 2011.)

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Using Storify to report

"These are a collection of suggestions and tips for creating and populating a report in Storify."

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Tweeting the news for CBS 6

Tweeting the news for CBS 6 | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Reporter and anchor Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall) of WTVR CBS 6 "admitted that it took him a while to get acquainted with Twitter.  ... Now, Twitter is one of the first things he checks when he wakes up in the morning. Hall said he has his phone with him throughout the day to check Twitter updates from other news organizations. He pointed out that checking Twitter can help him ensure that he does not miss stories that the other local stations are covering. And he uses Twitter to break the news long before the evening newscast. Hall shoots photos and videos with his cell phone on the story he is covering for TV and posts them on Twitter."

 

(Published Feb. 8, 2012.) This story was reported by VCU journalism student Alix Hines (@AlixHines).

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How news anchor Sarah Hill is revolutionizing broadcast journalism using Google+ hangouts

How news anchor Sarah Hill is revolutionizing broadcast journalism using Google+ hangouts | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Sarah Hill is using Google+ in a big way to interact with her local news show at KOMU-TV 8 (which broadcasts in Missouri). She is using Google+ hangouts frequently on her show to bring in the outside world and get real time responses." 


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How a Journalist Uses Social Media

How a Journalist Uses Social Media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Q: How has social media impacted your life personally and professionally?

 

"A: Personally, it has allowed me to connect with people I normally may have never had the chance to. It’s allowed me to be a better global citizen, stay informed about what it is like to live in countries all over the world. Professionally, it has led me to the job I have today, as Social Media Editor at Reuters."

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