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  • Sherbeam Wright Journalism in the world of Social Networks A nda C ommunications
  • Journalism yesterday
    • The old journalism
      • Byline
      • Column
      • Exclusive
      • Pushing the envelope
      • Top down
      • Publication brand
    • Other journalists
    • Other news sources
    • Circumstances
  • The Game Changers
  • Journalism in Context of Social Media
    • The new journalism
      • News via social media
      • Online personalities
      • Thought leaders / SMEs
      • Mobile
      • 24/7
    • Other journalists AND bloggers
    • Short attention spans
    • Time
  • Convergence
    • Journalists have to think like PR people
    • AND
    • PR people have to demonstrate SME value
  • 5 Key Actions
    •  Develop Your Brand
    •  Identify Your Audience
    •  Follow the Leader
    •  Think Beyond the Byline
  • 1. Develop Your Brand
    • Q : How do you as a journalist,
    • photographer, broadcaster or editor
    • want to be seen?
    • A personal identity that stimulates
    • precise, meaningful perceptions
    • in its audience about the
    • values and qualities
    • of a person.
    Personal Brand
  • Journalists
    • Rachel Maddow
        • When watching Rachel, you know what you can expect.
    Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC
  • 2. Identify Your Audience
      • Particular ethnic group
      • Specific age range
      • Language
      • LGBT
      • Socially conscious / progressive
      • Opinion leaders
      • Technologically astute
    Q: Who do you want to reach? By targeting the ‘general population’ you may miss a sizable audience.
  • Audiences
    • Readers / viewers / users ≠ homogeneous
    Internet = conglomeration of niches
  • 3. Follow the Leader
    • Identify and reach out to prominent online personalities / influencers
    • Position Yourself
      • Build credibility
      • Speed adoption
      • Increase readership, viewership and visibility
  • Influencers
    • Derrick Ashong
    • The Derrick Ashong Experience,
    • Oprah Radio
    • Ordained by Oprah
    • Facebook page: 3,385
    • Twitter followers: 5,196
    • Moving from social media to socially meaningful media.
    “… a mash-up of politics, pop-culture, social media, music and the arts, informed by Derrick’s experiences and travels across the globe.”
    • “ Social media” channels are important tools
    • for building your online presence and
    • supporting your brand.
    4. Think Beyond the Byline Remember - Social media tools are a means to an end!
  • Tools for Extending Your Reach
    • LinkedIn
    • (Networker)
      • Blog
      • (Illustrator)
      • Twitter
      • (Connector)
      • Facebook
      • (Fan Aggregator)
  • 5. …It’s About Connecting
    • Most importantly, remember that social media is about connecting – with family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers.
    • Connecting successfully requires:
      • Trust
      • Interactive / two-way dialogue
      • Common interests
    You’ll find more interesting story ideas, increase your ability to reach out and build an audience when you share great content and provide room to connect.
  • For more information or to consult with AndaCommunications contact Sherbeam@AndaCommunications.com A nda C ommunications Contact Us!