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

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