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Presentation to the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Las Vegas on the importance of social media for journalists.

Presentation to the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Las Vegas on the importance of social media for journalists.

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  • 1.
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  • 3. Old media
  • 4. Reporter covering the session at SXSW on Media Armageddon: What Happens When the New York Times Dies. She’s got a laptop, cell phone, flip camera with tripod and a power strip to juice all those devices.
    New Media
  • 5. Tech Blogger Leo Laporte with a Tricaster on his back
    The reporter is broadcasting live from a party with NewTek’sTricaster production studio in a backpack . He runs Twit.TV – an online technology broadcasting site.
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  • 7. So where to begin?
    The first step is to sign up for a G-mail account to access all the free Google applications and then subscribe to Google’s RSS reader. Also register your profile with Google.
    You also need Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
    Get a Flickr account for photo sharing.
    Get a Youtube account for video or Posterous gives you an instant blog presence
    Register at Digg and Stumbleupon for promoting content
    Get a Plancast account to promote events
    Get a account for bookmarking favorite sites
    Sign up for Foursquare or Gowalla
  • 8. Top iPhone Apps for Reporters
    Camera Plus Pro
    QIK or QIK Pro Plus
    Cinch –
    iTalk Recorder
    Twitter, formerly known as Tweetie 2,
    Facebook and
    Foursquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, Where, Yelp
    Google Maps
    Documents to Go by DataViz
    Awesome Note (+ToDo)
    The AP Stylebook
    WordWeb English Dictionary & Thesaurus
    NYTimes App
    NPR App
    CNN Mobile
    5-0 Radio Pro Police, Firefighter and EMS scanner
    Wolfram-Alpha Search Engine
    The World Factbook 2010
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  • 15. Twitter Tools for journalists
    Tweetdeckis a real time browser for Twitter.
    Twittertim.esis a real time personalized newspaper .
    Hootsuiteallows you to manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets . allows you to create polls or surveys, send them out on Twitter .
    Twtvite- organize and find local tweetups – real world events organized on Twitter.
    Twubs – identifies hashtags for various events. Hashtag is just the # symbol followed by a term describing a topic to a post.
    Wefollow - directory by city and subject matter.
    Twitter search - - the search engine . And for more advanced searching try
    Localtweeps find people on Twitter by zip codes. Ranks the most popular cities by twitter
    See handout or visit for the rest!
  • 16. Facebook Nation
    More than 400 million active users
    50% of its active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    Average user has 130 friends
    People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
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  • 18. Searching the social web
    Twitter Search – used to be Check out the advanced site. for Twitter – lets you search Facebook
    Searching Facebook Groups
    Searching LinkedIn Groups/networks
  • 19. More search sites – searchable blogger database – for info on anyone
    Pipl – a searchable database of people
    Network Solution’s Whois registration
    Internet Archive for finding defunct web sites
    Zillow – for searching real estate
    Classmates – for school buddies – Edgar database of public filings
    Pacer – Public Access to Court Electronic Records
    Zipwho and Zipskinny – census data by zip
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  • 24. Other Interesting Sites
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  • 26. Scan Me
  • 27. The future is so bright
  • 28. Ignore social media at your own peril