Social Media as a Reporting Tool

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How reporters and editors can use social media as a reporting tool when faced with breaking news or enterprise projects. Includes how to use social media and onsite tools to locate expert and "real people" sources, for "crowdsourcing” using advanced search features on major social media sites, and how to curate social media content to augment your own content.

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Social Media as a Reporting Tool

  1. 1. Social Media as reporting tool by: @MistyMontano 9NEWS Digital Content Manager slideshare.net/mistymontanonews
  2. 2. SOCIAL REPORTING TOOLS FACEBOOK TWITTER SOCIAL COLLECTIONS MAPS APPS
  3. 3. SOCIAL REPORTING TOOLS Live by lists in both Facebook and Twitter Know your hashtags Don’t hesitate to ask for sources, story ideas
  4. 4. facebook graph search Facebook.com/about/graphsearch Searches words, phrases, location tags based on what you can see through privacy settings of others
  5. 5. facebook graph search Facebook.com/about/graphsearch Searches words, phrases, location tags based on what you can see through privacy settings of others
  6. 6. facebook graph search
  7. 7. facebook graph search
  8. 8. facebook graph search
  9. 9. facebook Trends New feature available to a few users meant to compete with Twitter. Not a lot of information available yet on what makes a Trend.
  10. 10. facebook Pay to message Pay $1 to make sure your message on Facebook is delivered to the “Inbox” instead of “Other”
  11. 11. Twitter: Search http://twitter.com/search
  12. 12. Twitter: Search http://twitter.com/search-advanced
  13. 13. Twitter: Search Advanced search queries
  14. 14. Twitter: Search Advanced search queries
  15. 15. Twitter:Trends
  16. 16. Twitter:Trends
  17. 17. Twitter:Trends
  18. 18. Twitter:Alerts Turn on Mobile Alerts
  19. 19. Twitter:Alerts twitter.com/coemergency/alerts
  20. 20. LinkedIn Find and vet potential news sources Premium account will give you more results and a way to contact those that you’re not connected to on LinkedIn
  21. 21. Social collections RebelMouse Automatic curation of your social accounts & RSS feeds - Twitter, FB, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ Searches and pulls chosen hashtags Edit and arrange posts Embed into website Free & pricing plans
  22. 22. Social collections
  23. 23. Social collections Tagboard Automatic curation of social sites based on one hashtagTwitter, FB,Vine, Instagram, Google+ Free Can request features, such as moderation, embed options
  24. 24. Social collections
  25. 25. Social collectionsStorify Search multiple social media networks and websites to manually add items to one social story Free and business plans available
  26. 26. Social collections
  27. 27. Mapping to find sources Bing Maps Twitter App Banjo Geofeedia
  28. 28. Apps •FACEBOOK PAGE MANAGER •TWITTER for single account •TWEETCASTER for Android for multiple accounts •TWEETBOT for iPhone for multiple accounts •SCANNER RADIO: Listen to police scanners near and far. •SOUNDNOTE- records audio and allows you to make notes that are linked into the timecode. (Good for logging interviews if you hit record on camera and iPad at the same time.)
  29. 29. Apps •BANJO: Track social media chatter around breaking news locations near you or far away •iMovie for iPhone: easy way to edit video •Splice for iOS or Android: trimming, cropping video •¡ENG: Multi-media platform where you can record video or still pictures then send them into the newsroom FTP seamlessly •SocialCam, Viddy, Vine, Instagram: social video sharing
  30. 30. Apps •Evernote for iOS, Android & web: the organizer of your life and perhaps also of your team •Google Keep, OneNote, Springboard: alternative note taking and file sharing apps •Google Drive for iOS and Android, syncs files across platforms •Dropbox iOS: free, syncs your Mac and PC files
  31. 31. apps •FLIGHT TRACKER: Tracks airplanes in the sky live through the camera lens with number of passengers make of airplane, origin and destination. •PF AIR: Tracks airplanes in the sky live through the camera lens with number of passengers, make of airplane, origin and destination. •LiveATC: Listen to air traffic controllers anywhere in the world
  32. 32. apps •ROAD NINJA (IPhone): Terrific app to show food, lodging, & gas stations at exits while on the road. •CAM SCANNER: snap pictures of documents and turn them into PDF’s for easy sharing •JOTNOT PRO: scan documents to create PDF’s •SAYHI: Universal translator •DRAGON DICTATION: Dictate your notes with voice and it transcribes it for you •VIRTUAL FIREFOX: for using Flash on iPad
  33. 33. Social Media as reporting tool by: @MistyMontano 9NEWS Digital Content Manager slideshare.net/mistymontanonews

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