Social Media and Journalists
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Journalists use social media to interact with audiences, stay informed, find sources, and share news.
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Why you should have comments, even when they are bad

Why you should have comments, even when they are bad | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Having spent part of my previous newspaper career trying to moderate comments that ran to the tens of thousands every day — from readers who wanted to make points on stories about everything from the Middle East to homosexuality — I am intimately familiar with how bad comments can get. But I also believe that having them is important. And I think Johnson and others are missing the point when they dismiss them as worthless.

 

"In fact, my argument is the exact same one that MG Siegler dismisses so quickly: I think comments are the equivalent of free speech, and that they serve a similar purpose — to keep those in power honest, and to enhance our online lives in much the same way that democracy does offline."

 

(Published April 10, 2012.) I agree with this well-reasoned column, written by Mathew Ingram.

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Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location

Oh, and Another Thing About FaceTagram: Your Location | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Mobile location sharing is still relatively nascent. Data shows that usage of location-based social apps on mobile devices grows only incrementally year over year, despite the hype surrounding mobile apps like Foursquare, and the fact that many other apps are introducing layers of location-based 'Look at where I am!' features.

 

"And, of course, more recently we’ve seen the downside of those location-based services, with the much maligned Girls Around Me app, which triangulated data from Foursquare and Facebook to let creepers know where females were congregating."

 

(Published April 9, 2012.)

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5 Ways Journalists Can Use Facebook‘s Interest Lists

5 Ways Journalists Can Use Facebook‘s Interest Lists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Lists" are a new feature on Facebook. These possible uses are explained: (1) List Your Staff; (2) Cover a Specific Beat; (3) Compile a List of Experts; (4) Engage with Your Readers; (5) Track What Your Competitors Are Doing.

 

(Published March 2012.)

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Inside Pinterest: Business angles worth exploring

Inside Pinterest: Business angles worth exploring | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"For reporters who can use Pinterest to gain similarly deep insights into their readers’ behaviors, the site could provide an opportunity to try and get ahead of consumer trend stories. But Pinterest is still limited in its usefulness as a tool for business reporters. It might become a stronger business reporting tool if metrics better gauge product sales related to pinning emerge, said Anthony De Rosa, Reuters social media guru. At the moment that’s not something that’s easy to track."

 

(Published March 2012.)

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Like them or not, the latest changes to Facebook offer big ideas for news orgs

Like them or not, the latest changes to Facebook offer big ideas for news orgs | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"On Facebook, news is simply what people share. So the fact that, at 7 a.m., I was out of coffee is news. So is a Washington Post story I shared hours later about how updates on Twitter can reveal people’s moods.

 

"I’m certainly not suggesting that news organizations should start publishing every little thought that comes into readers’ minds and calling it news, or that they should start lowering their news-judgment standards in a futile attempt to woo readers. What I am asserting, though, is: News might be news even if editors don’t consider it to be so."

 

(Published October 2011.)

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Go offline to do great stories, former CNN journalist says

Go offline to do great stories, former CNN journalist says | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"‘The best journalism is reporting on stories by digging up information, adding analysis and putting it into context in a way that’s not already on Google,’ said Rebecca MacKinnon, former CNN journalist, co-founder of of Global Voices Online and currently a senior fellow with the New America Foundation."

 

(Published March 27, 2012.)

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New York Times's Nicholas Kristof talks about Facebook and journalism

New York Times's Nicholas Kristof talks about Facebook and journalism | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"[New York Times columnist Nick] Kristof, who is very active on social media, talked about how he engages with his large following, and also said that since the implementation of Facebook Subscribe, he’s seen a big change in the value of Facebook. Kristof says he has 1.2 million Twitter followers, but his Facebook subscribers, who are only a fourth of that number, are more engaged."

 

(Published January 2012.) Nicholas Kristof was interviewed by Pete Cashmore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The video is 11 min. 4 sec. His Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristof

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Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle

Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"User generated content comes in all forms and the sheer quantity of material is eye-watering. The most talented journalists today are those who can find the best material and verify it as quickly as possible. The best way of verifying content is to contact the person who uploaded it, and to ask them detailed questions about where they are, what they can see ... Verifying user generated content is much harder than people think, it’s not just a case of doing a search of Twitter and publishing the first thing you see."

 

(Published March 13, 2012.) Claire Wardle is Director of Development and Integration at Storyful. Previously she developed social media training for BBC journalists.

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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.)

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12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011

12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011 | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

For p.r. folks:

 

"What are the best practices for pitching journalists in this new environment? What are the (current) best practices for pitching bloggers? How can PR pros optimize their use of social media tools? How can you make a press release more friendly to blogs, Twitter and search engines? Find the answers to these questions and more here in a dozen of the best social PR guides of the past year."

 

(Published March 18, 2012.)

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Tumblr hits 20 billion posts, nears 50 million hosted blogs

Tumblr hits 20 billion posts, nears 50 million hosted blogs | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"... the service doubled its total output in just four months and doubled it again in a little over six ... Tumblr’s main audience comes from the U.S, with 45% of visitors (249 million) to its networks coming from America alone."

 

(Published March 28, 2012.)

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Andy Carvin, virtual correspondent

Andy Carvin, virtual correspondent | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"He didn’t just retweet content without comment but vetted it, asking for confirmation, sourcing, more details, playing his followers against each other as if he were an assigning editor of an incorporeal newsroom.

 

"He became a dogged beat reporter, far removed from the scene but covering it at all hours, exposing his messy and complicated process for all to see."

 

(Published March 26, 2012.)

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Using “Subscribe” on Facebook

Using “Subscribe” on Facebook | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"You've always been subscribed to friends. Now you can hear from journalists, celebrities, political figures and other people too. Click the Subscribe button on someone's profile to get their public updates in your News Feed."

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The People Formerly Known as the Audience

The People Formerly Known as the Audience | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Marc Lynch, an expert on Middle Eastern media at George Washington University, says social media and satellite television worked together to draw attention to the Arab spring. Social media spread images of protesters in Tunisia that might otherwise have been suppressed by the regime, he wrote on his blog at Foreign Policy. 'But it was the airing of these videos on Al Jazeera … which brought those images to the mass Arab public and even to many Tunisians who might otherwise not have realised what was happening.'

 

"The staff in Al Jazeera’s Arabic and English newsrooms had, as it happened, undergone intense social-media training only the month before."

 

(Published July 7, 2011.) This is an excellent article from The Economist, focusing on the relationship between journalism and social media.

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Google+ for Journalists: An Introduction

Google+ for Journalists: An Introduction | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"[I]n early January [2012], Google launched ‘Search Plus Your World,’ which elevates Google social shares in all users’ Google search results. Aside from a whole host of privacy and anti-trust concerns it raised, this (in my view) put a gun to the heads of journalists and news brands, forcing them onto Google+ for the sake of raising their stories and profiles in search results."


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How to: Verify content from social media

How to: Verify content from social media | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"This how-to features advice from a panel of experts on the key considerations, questions and tools journalists should have in mind when carrying out verification of content that surfaces via social media, be it a news tip, an image, a piece of audio or video.

 

"The process covers three main stages: monitoring of social networks and the online community before news breaks, checking the content when it comes into play and subsequently reporting that content once verified. The comprehensive advice outlined in this how-to guide offers practical steps, specific questions and cross-checks journalists can make at each stage, as well as online tools to support them."

 

(Published April 3, 2012.)

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Ruveanna Hambrick's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:27 PM

This is a great source for knowing how to monitor and filter information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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My proof, my metrics, my ROI on Social Media: #WJCHAT

My proof, my metrics, my ROI on Social Media: #WJCHAT | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Robert Hernandez (@webjournalist) on #WJCHAT and its community:

 

"All I care about is that people know that they are not alone in their struggle to find their place in journalism, that they are getting educated on how to improve journalism and that they are sharing their knowledge and experiences so we collectively ‘save’ journalism."

 

(Published March 2012.)

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Curate Your Content from within WordPress: PageOne Curator

Robin Good: "PageOne Curator is a new plugin software for WordPress which allows anyone to easily integrate images, video, news and other content coming from other sources. PageOne Curator provides funciotnalities to easily tap into selected RSS feeds and to search directly the major content and multimedia search engines out there.

 

"Pulling in content is as simple as clicking a button, or if you want to have full control over what you excerpt as simple as as selecting and copying and pasting what you need. The new software is in beta and is accessible for now by invitations only."

 

Sign up or get more info: http://www.pageonecurator.com/ ;


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Grande Robin! Me lo consigli per il mio futuro sito, visto che lo vorrei realizzare su Wordpress?
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Best Practices for Social Media Verification

Best Practices for Social Media Verification | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Craig Silverman of Columbia Journalism Review has compiled a list of best practices from journalists on the social media front lines.

 

"The point is that as much as there are tools and techniques that can be used for verification of social media content, conversation and interaction are in many cases the best ways to move towards verification. Get in touch. Ask questions. Interact. Learn about the source as well as the information."

 

(Published June 2011.)

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6 tips for journalists seeking news on YouTube

6 tips for journalists seeking news on YouTube | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"Here are six best practices on how to use YouTube’s video service in newsrooms and a couple of pointers to keep in mind while browsing play-lists."

 

One they forgot: You can subscribe to the YouTube "channels" of various news sources, like Al Jazeera English. You can get a weekly single e-mail that shows you what was uploaded by your subscribed channels in the past week. Very handy.

 

(Published May 2011.)

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How to maximize your social media networks during events

How to maximize your social media networks during events | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

How to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, e-mail, blogs, Twitter, Foursquare and YouTube to cover events. This advice may be more useful to organizations that host events than to journalists -- but if you attend and cover big conferences, trade shows, etc., this might be helpful to you.

 

(Published March 14, 2012.)

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Lauren McCullough: Twitter can be a ‘streamlining savior’ for journalists

Lauren McCullough: Twitter can be a ‘streamlining savior’ for journalists | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Lauren McCullough was the “audience and engagement manager” for the Associated Press at the time of this interview. She has since moved to MSNBC.com.

 

“I’m a big proponent of having one account per social network that you use personally and professionally. It’s what we encourage AP’s journalists to do. I’d guesstimate that I’m about 2/3 professional, 1/3 personal, but it really depends on the day (and how bad my commute was).”

 

(Published July 2011.)

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Combining social media and citizen journalism: n0tice

Combining social media and citizen journalism: n0tice | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

Guardian Media Group has launched n0tice for Web and mobile use. Right now, understandably, most posts are from England. But the platform looks quite easy to use, especially for uploading photos and embedding video. The geo-location aspect is slick, and it works well.

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Engagement editors: An emerging, important job in Digital First newsrooms

What is an engagement editor, and what does he/she do in the newsroom? Steve Buttry explains, in detail.

 

(Published March 22, 2012.)

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How much do Twitter and Facebook boost local news-site traffic?

How much do Twitter and Facebook boost local news-site traffic? | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"I can attest that [Twitter's] promotional aspects are tertiary to newsgathering (talking to and finding new sources) and analysis (honing – and sometimes discarding -- ideas in conversation with smart people). Hopefully, reporters are making better stories for all readers, not just web-focused or socially networked ones." -- David Brauer, journalist, MinnPost

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