Reddit at member stations

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WAMU's Chris Chester and KBIA's Scott Pham share how they use Reddit to enhance their journalism.

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Reddit at member stations

  1. 1. Why  You  Should  Be  on  Reddit*   (like  WAMU  and  KBIA)   Chris  Chester,  WAMU   Sco1  Pham,  KBIA   Ki-­‐Min  Sung,  NPR  DS   *Reddit  is  a  social  news  and  entertainment  site  where  users  submit  content  such  as  links  and  photos;   other  users  then  comment  and/or  vote  the  submission  up  or  down,  which  is  used  to  rank  the  post  on   the  site's  pages  and  front  page.  Reddit  is  made-­‐up  of  subreddits,  which  are  communi>es  of  interests   created  by  users.  Video  explainer  for  more  hBp://bit.ly/HzmxhL  
  2. 2. Chris  Chester   Web  producer   WAMU   2  
  3. 3. Workflow   3  
  4. 4. How  WAMU  uses  Reddit   Source     Foster  discussions     Forum  for  shareable  stories     Accounts  (personal  vs.  staKon)     4  
  5. 5. WAMU    Reddit   5  
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  10. 10. Reddit    WAMU   10  
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  13. 13. Reddit    WAMU    Reddit   13  
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  16. 16. Reddit    WAMU    Reddit   16  
  17. 17. Chris  Chester’s  ReddiqueCe  Dps     Don't  promote,  parKcipate.     Read  the  rules  of  the  sub-­‐reddit  you  post  in,  and  adhere   to  them.     Only  post  original  content.     Make  sure  to  acknowledge  Reddit  when  you  use  it  as  a   source.     17  
  18. 18. ScoC  Pham   Digital  Content  Director   KBIA   18  
  19. 19. Workflow   19  
  20. 20. How  KBIA  uses  Reddit   Source     Foster  discussions     Forum  for  shareable  stories     Accounts  (personal  vs.  staKon)     20  
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  22. 22. Crowdsourced  topics   22  
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  30. 30. ScoC  Pham’s  ReddiqueCe  Dps   Respond  to  comments,  upvote,  and  support  the  content   you  like.       Write  your  posts  like  they're  your  best  headlines-­‐-­‐focus  on   the  most  exciKng  details.     Some  things  will  just  fall  flat.  Learn  from  it,  it's  not  a  big   deal.     30  
  31. 31. n.pr/9-­‐types   31  
  32. 32. QuesDons?   @sco1pham     @chrisBchester     @callmeKi     32  
  33. 33. Next  week  from  NPR  DS  Editorial       How  to  Make  'Serious'  Stories  Shareable  on  Social  Media     Thursday,  November  14     1:00-­‐2:00pm  ET     Register  here:   h1ps://www3.gotomeeKng.com/register/122886246   33  

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