Social media

Stuff I picked up from listening to this guy for just an hour!

**It’s like 1996 with social media. In 1996, most people didn’t have an email address or use email.

**Hashtags are a digital fence. Let’s you track what people are saying and impact of your work. Can help gain loyal audience. #sreetips

**Reporters should be developing and accumulating lists of people to follow on social media. Check their FB and Twitter before you contact a source; follow them before a job interview.  Ask sources for their Twitter handles before interview over.

**Spend 3-6 minutes per tweet. Only thing I can do today that will get me fired. Also, all tweets part of National Archives!

**Journalists should  want to be found. Put contact info in twitter bio. Name, email, phone number.

Some good tips here for journalists using social media.  Another example of a journalist not being professional via social media and getting suspended for it. (Warning: offensive language)

Social media aiding journalist reporting is not new. WaPo used it seven years ago as part of Pulitzer-winning series.

Remember Bigggggg Mike? Lantern story that was exception to most social media rules.

Here is a great example of how social media gave a story, an obituary actually, new life. And where did I find the post that leads back to the actual story? From someone I follow on Twitter…of course!

Love it? Hate it? Somewhere in between? This story from the WaPo is innovative, but does it work for you?

Daily Show visited a certain school newspaper about the Internet killing newspapers. John Oliver responds to social media via YouTube…consistently.

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