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When CoveritLive hands you lemons, make workaround Kool-Aid

Now that CoveritLive is no longer free, here are some alternatives for newsrooms to host liveblogs and live chats at no cost. Continue reading

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Are Facebook’s Social Reader Apps on the Decline – and Why?

The past couple of days have been a whirlwind of conversation between journalism thinkers over a reportedly huge drop in users for many news leaders’ Facebook social sharing apps in the month of April. Some tech watchers and news app … Continue reading

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How news brands can get started on Facebook Timeline

Facebook has debuted Timeline for pages. Here’s what news brand page managers need to do to get brand pages ready for primetime. Continue reading

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Holy engagement, Batman! How HuffPost blew up the State of the Union on Facebook

How did The Huffington Post get 32,694 Likes, 2,525 comments and 4,268 shares on Facebook for Obama’s State of the Union address? How about a sort of Facebook take on live-tweeting? It was an experiment, to be sure, but it seemed to work out well. Continue reading

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How to Maintain a Safe, Positive and Public Facebook Life

Tips for maintaining a safe, positive and public Facebook life. Continue reading

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How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe For Journalists

Facebook Subscribe allows Facebook users to share their public updates with other users, even if they are not friends. I’ve created this step-by-step guide for users who want to take advantage of this feature without putting their own privacy at risk. Continue reading

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What if we’d had today’s social media on 9/11?

If today’s social media had been around, those who perished on September 11, 2001 could have been the storytellers of their own history. Continue reading

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Facebook comments can’t guarantee a lack of anonymity

There’s a conventional wisdom out there in the online journalism world that: 1.) News site comments will automatically be better if people have to use real names, and 2.) Using Facebook for your comments will accomplish this. I’ve said many … Continue reading

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Making community engagement an everyday process

This presentation is aimed at reporters to help them better connect with audiences, brand themselves and work more efficiently in the social sphere. I hope others may find it helpful/interesting. Continue reading

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Channeling the news brand on Twitter and Facebook

Tips for using Twitter and Facebook as a news brand for everyday interaction and breaking news. Continue reading

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Accuracy and accountability checklist for social media

Journalists need to focus on accuracy and accountability in social media. I created a Twitter and Facebook accuracy checklist to help. Continue reading

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Ruling or no, always ask permission before re-using images on the social web

If you’re to believe Agence France-Press – and many journalists who I’ve personally met – “regular people” don’t have the same copyright protections on the web as journalists. This isn’t true and hasn’t been true – and I’m glad a … Continue reading

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