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How to Report to Your Community Using Social Media


Effectively report to your community using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube. …

Effectively report to your community using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube.

Reach an engaged, local community by posting your article to hyper-local online news site The Sacramento Press.

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  • 1. Using Social Media To Report To Your Community
  • 2. SOCIAL MEDIA • Mirrors the real world: • vastly unique communities • participants • lurkers; “non-participants”
  • 3. • Abundant opportunities to REACH different niches of people • When you SHARE information with one person through social media, you are potentially sharing with millions of others
  • 4. BLOG • Mainly made up of text • Unique subject matter • Subscribers • Position yourself as an “expert” or leader • Post each entry on too
  • 5. RSS • “Subscribers” = Followers • Google Reader. Things on the web MOVE FAST. Google Reader helps us keep up. • Your news is more organized and time efficient when you use RSS. • You can find blogs with your own interests by searching
  • 6. TWITTER • EXCHANGE links and ideas in 140 characters • = URL shortener (to save characters!) • great for posting links to articles you’ve written • = event posting • = posting photos
  • 7. Twitter SEARCH • SEARCH for certain types of people, communities • Twitter Directories • Find people using keywords •,, • List yourself in these directories
  • 8. • Search using the search bar in your home page. • Example --> cycling near:sacramento
  • 9. PHOTO & VIDEO SHARING • Supplement your writing • Flickr - photo stream • Youtube or Vimeo - post your videos
  • 10. FLICKR • • Upload photos from your computer or from your mobile device • Add Titles, descriptions & tags to each photo • Link your Flickr stream
  • 11. YOUTUBE • Sign up for free account • Share video link, embed easily • Flip cameras: portable cameras that make it easy to film, upload
  • 12. TIPS • Photo • keep simple, no clutter • main subject up close • Take with and without flash
  • 13. • Video • Identify: • Yourself • Your affiliation with subject matter • The scene; the person you are interviewing
  • 14. FACEBOOK • Post links, events, photos, video • Integrate your media streams • Post Flickr photo stream • Post link to Youtube videos • Post links to articles you write • SHARE what others are posting
  • 15. MOBILE REPORTING • Smartphones: Applications • Twitter app - Tweetie, Twitterific • Facebook app • Flickr app • No smartphone? No problem! • Text to Twitter: 40404
  • 16. Contact Us • Troubleshooting/posting your article • Social Media • @sacramentopress on Twitter