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Spot.Us for Reporters

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How and why to use Spot.Us - for reporters.

How and why to use Spot.Us - for reporters.

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  • 1. Spot.Us For Reporters How and why to use it!
  • 2. Step 1: Develop an Idea! Limited Only By Imagination • Report a story you’re passionate about. • Send a freelance pitch to many editors. • Create an ongoing beat - support your blog! • Propose maps, data sets and more. • Click “Start a Story” to begin. Contact: Info@spot.us to brainstorm!
  • 3. Step II: Build a Pitch • If you have the idea - it’s as easy as clicking a button and filling out some fields.
  • 4. Write Story Updates!
  • 5. On Creating a Pitch Click “start a story” (it’s that easy to start) •Give us the nut graph. Why should we care? •Create a YouTube video (good example). •Story telling is your greatest asset. Show your passion and expertise. They are funding you as well as the story. FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE! Never hesitate to contact info[at]spot[dot]us
  • 6. What Pitches Work best? •Stories thatPublic service journalism returns!!! invoke a sense of civic good. •Giving a community news/information that would otherwise remain hidden. FOIA the local university for fun ;) •Relates to or has potential to build a community of support. Be an honest reflection...
  • 7. Never give up, never surrender ONWARD!!!!!!! Email info@spot.us if you want to chat!