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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When should journalists use branded social media accounts? Or individual accounts?

“When should journalists use their personal social media accounts and when should they use the branded newsroom accounts? ... I see two primary issues here: effective crowdsourcing strategy and control of staff members and their work.”

 

Advice from Steve Buttry, director of community engagement and social media, Digital First Media.

 

(Published March 2, 2012.)

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How ‘Grammar Girl’ turned a single hobby podcast into a growing media network

How ‘Grammar Girl’ turned a single hobby podcast into a growing media network | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

She says: “I post links to my own work, but I also do a lot of curation. I post links to other things that I think people who like Grammar Girl would also find interesting…I answer a lot of questions [about grammar], as many as I can, and I think people appreciate that — the fact that I’m there and I’m constantly giving good information. It helps people remember me when they’re thinking about buying a book."

 

(Published Feb. 21, 2012.)

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