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Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge

Social News Gathering, Curation and Syndication Platform: Spundge | The Information Professional |

Robin Good: Expressedly designed for journalists and newsrooms Spundge is a unique social news discovery, curation and syndication platform that facilitates the discovery, selection and distribution of news content across multiple channels.


Spundge works with topic-specific containers called "notebooks", which you can create and configure to work around any specific topic, event, company or issue you are interested in following.


Spundge taps into YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Soundcloud and Facebook to gather relevant content around your specified topics, as well as into RSS feeds and OPML files that you specify. All these can then be easily filtered (by keyword, time, location, and language) and curated manually before being published inside any topic-specific "notebook".


Notebooks can be made public or private and their contents can be shared on all major social media networks as well as being syndicated outside of Splundge in a number of different ways.


The PRO version of Spundge adds a number of useful features to the free base version, including:


Custom editor - create, write, format and edit your own multimedia posts integrating text, images and video clips with extreme ease.


Personal customized dashboards - these allow you to collect and organize in one page streams from different notebooks, traffic and social sharing data and more.


Syndication - syndicate to major socia platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as well as to Wordpress and Mialchimp.


Collaboration - invite co-editors, curators, newsmasters to complement your work or to fuel a common newsroom activity allowing everyone to track, review, comment and edit individual notebooks.


Embedding - standard embed code to publish/integrate any notebook inside any website or blog page.


Analytics - Acces to detailed traffic data.


Smart attribution - Spundge automatically tracks original sources from where you are picking content, images or video clips and automatically credits them.


Custom sources - plug-in private RSS feeds or your own API to feed unique proprietary content into your notebooks.


Free version available.


Read The Nieman Journalism Lab review of Spundge:


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How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism |

How to: use social media in newsgathering | How to succeed in journalism | | The Information Professional |
14 pointers on finding sources and stories using social media...


"Finding sources, nurturing contacts and checking facts by phone have long been key to successful journalism. This guide on using social media to research stories outlines the many ways reporters can put those traditional journalism skills into practice on social media platforms.

The first problem in searching is one of noise. According to figures from March, more than 1 billion tweets were being posted every three days, so how can journalists sort the social media chaos and find contacts and stories?

This guide gathers tips from Malachy Browne, news editor of social news gathering agency Storyful; David Wyllie, an editor at Breaking News, a social media breaking news service owned by NBC News; and investigative journalist and trainer in advanced online research skills Colin Meek."


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