Tag Archives: Social Media

My next adventure: Joining Storyful’s Open Newsroom

I’m starting today as Open Newsroom Editor for Storyful – and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Storyful is a 24/7 social media news agency that discovers, verifies and delivers user-created content to newsrooms, brands and storytellers of all sorts. Continue reading

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Something Actually New on Zombie Journalism! Curated News on News

On the latest design of Zombie Journalism, there’s a new area called “Curated News”. Within that is a sub-menu of specialized Rebelmouse-powered pages featuring daily curated news around topics like social journalism, mobile journalism and journalism business models. Subscribe and get updated on interesting news about news. Continue reading

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The Downside of Google Glass? The Glassholes.

People have serious animosity toward the early adopter set sporting Google Glass. From the coffee shops of Silicon Valley to the cocktail parties of NYC, the haters call them douchebags, or, in the new parlance, Glassholes. Continue reading

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The Social Media Editor is Dead, Long Live the Social Media Editor!

The social media editor isn’t dead, but the Newsroom Social Media Rockstar Ninja Guru’s days are numbered. And thank goodness for that. Continue reading

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Inside the Twitter Archive, Or How I Learned To Love the Twitterverse

Twitter recently opened up the ability for every user to download and access his or her Twitter archive going all the way back to their first tweet. I highly recommend taking the time to do an retrospective on your or your brands’ accounts. Looking back over my archive, it was interesting to see how I developed my use of Twitter from an introspective anger machine to being part of a community. Continue reading

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The Social Media Wire Brings The Immediacy, You Bring the Feedback

Digital First Media’s Social Media Wire combines selected local Twitter accounts, social searches, news feeds, blogs and videos to give readers a new way to find and interact with immediate local news from a variety of sources. Continue reading

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Exploring the Role of Curation and Curators in the Newsroom

Curation is a huge part of Digital First Media’s plans. We see it as a way to give our readers a well-wounded view of a story or topic, while also freeing up our local staffs to do the original reporting they do best. We will soon be hiring a national curation team. Interested? Read this. Continue reading

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Journalists Are Getting the Hang of These Twitter Hoaxes

Earlier today, it took less than 20 minutes for  journalists to figure out and expose a well-known Twitter prankster’s fake report on the death of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. At one time – not even a few months ago … 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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New Crowdsourcing, Curation and Liveblogging Training

Hi all! I’ve been traveling a lot for Digital First lately to spread the gospel of social media to my colleagues. So, if you’ve seen my presentations before, you’d know that I make very wordy Powerpoints so that people who weren’t … Continue reading

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Google+ Best Practices for News Brands

So your news brand has a Google+ account. Great. Now what? Maybe you’ve been sharing posts to see what works to stir up engagement and/or root in that SEO, but you’re thinking there has to be more (there is). Since … Continue reading

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Journalists, meet Google+ (for reals this time)

A guide to journalists to get to know (or re-learn) the lingo and basics of Google+. Continue reading

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