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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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Storify Twitter chat: What's OK to curate?

Storify hosted a Twitter chat and asked people what they consider "fair game" to pull out of social media and insert into a story. Some good resources are linked in the responses!

 

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The 5 types of stories that make good Storifys

Breaking news, naturally. But also: social movements, Interenet humor and memes, reaction stories, and (think about it) weather. The post highlights good examples of all of these.

 

(Published November 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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5 "Rules" for Journalists Using Storify

Even though the first list (5 Models of Content Curation) comes from a marketing guru -- Rohit Bhargava, SVP of Global Strategy & Marketing at Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence -- the five items are thought provoking. The first, aggregation, is the obvious one for Storify. But think about the others too: (2) Distillation, (3) Elevation, (4) Mashup, (5) Chronology. Then journalist Staci Baird provides five OTHER tips that are more procedural, such as "Use Storify for realtime event coverage" -- AND she supplies an example of each one.

 

(Published October 2011.)


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Storify set to launch in Spanish, French and Arabic

Storify set to launch in Spanish, French and Arabic | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

“Some 1.2 million people visited Storify in March, according to recently released data. In that same month, Storify’s posts were read 14 million times across all sites. In 2011, it won the grand prize in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.”

 

(Published May 23, 2012.)

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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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