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New types of information
 
New types of journalist
link
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RSS
What sites have RSS? <ul><li>News sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, MySpace etc. </li></ul><ul><li...
Other useful RSS tools <ul><li>Page2RSS.com </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>9...
Searches by RSS <ul><li>Google News Search, Yahoo News </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati, icerocket, ljseek </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Monitor the conversation (ego)
7 things you can do now <ul><li>Create an account with an  RSS reader  (e.g. Google Reader, Bloglines).  Add : </li></ul><...
Get social
 
Managing your feeds <ul><li>Tip: create 10 category folders (e.g. searches; local; ego; Asia) and have max 5 feeds in each...
More things you can do now <ul><li>Add 2 RSS feeds recommended by Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>2 Delicious users to you...
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Using RSS and social media to find news

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Outlines the concept of 'Passive Aggressive Newsgathering' - week 1 lecture to online journalism students on BA Journalism degree at Birmingham City University

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  1. 1. Paul Bradshaw Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Magazines and New Media, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com) Blogger, Online Journalism Blog ‘ Passive-Aggressive Newsgathering’ (or: How to combine RSS and social networks to find ideas, leads and contacts)
  2. 2. New types of information
  3. 4. New types of journalist
  4. 5. link
  5. 6. link
  6. 8. RSS
  7. 9. What sites have RSS? <ul><li>News sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, MySpace etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr (tags, comments, friends and groups only) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube, Vimeo, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious, Digg, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Other useful RSS tools <ul><li>Page2RSS.com </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>9cays </li></ul>
  9. 11. Searches by RSS <ul><li>Google News Search, Yahoo News </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati, icerocket, ljseek </li></ul><ul><li>Search.Twitter.com, twitterlocal.net </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr (via Yahoo! Pipes) </li></ul><ul><li>video.google.com, YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious, Digg, Propeller, Reddit </li></ul><ul><li>Boardreader </li></ul><ul><li>Add mloovi </li></ul>
  10. 12. Monitor the conversation (ego)
  11. 13. 7 things you can do now <ul><li>Create an account with an RSS reader (e.g. Google Reader, Bloglines). Add : </li></ul><ul><li>2 news site feeds </li></ul><ul><li>2 blog feeds </li></ul><ul><li>1 blog search feed (use Technorati or Google Blog Search) </li></ul><ul><li>1 news search feed (use Google News) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Twitter search feed (use search.twitter.com) </li></ul><ul><li>1 forum search feed (use Boardreader) </li></ul><ul><li>1 delicious tag feed </li></ul>
  12. 14. Get social
  13. 16. Managing your feeds <ul><li>Tip: create 10 category folders (e.g. searches; local; ego; Asia) and have max 5 feeds in each </li></ul><ul><li>Use Yahoo! Pipes to truncate, filter and combine your RSS feeds </li></ul>
  14. 17. More things you can do now <ul><li>Add 2 RSS feeds recommended by Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>2 Delicious users to your network (see who has bookmarked the same things) </li></ul><ul><li>2 ‘similar sites’ brought up by a Google search </li></ul><ul><li>2 blogs that link to a blog you subscribe to (use Technorati) </li></ul>
  15. 18. Paul Bradshaw Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Magazines and New Media, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com) Blogger, Online Journalism Blog [email_address]
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