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SOCIAL MEDIA RECAP
Journalism 320: Social Journalism
Dec 3 2013
You make your own networks
Who you follow | like | check in with every day
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS

3 functions
REPORTING | ENGAGING | SHARING
REPORTING
• Surveillance: (Twitter | RSS | Key sites)
• Research: (Search | Niche hubs | YouTube | LinkedIn| )
• Gathering...
ENGAGING
• You engage to listen and to be heard
• Leaving comments and answering comments on

Facebook, news sites, other ...
SHARING
• Distributing links to what you produce on the channels

where your followers are interested in the subjects you
...
LinkedIn
• Your online resume, easily found
• Simple blogging platform for professionals
• Job searching network
• Excelle...
Analytics
• Wordpress.com doesn’t support Google Analytics
• Wordpress.org does provide a Google Analytics plugin
• Wordpr...
Mobile | Real-time
• Foursquare
• Geofeedia
• Ban.jo
• How journalists can use location-based apps as a

reporting tool (P...
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  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA RECAP Journalism 320: Social Journalism Dec 3 2013
  2. 2. You make your own networks Who you follow | like | check in with every day
  3. 3. SOCIAL MEDIA HAS 3 functions REPORTING | ENGAGING | SHARING
  4. 4. REPORTING • Surveillance: (Twitter | RSS | Key sites) • Research: (Search | Niche hubs | YouTube | LinkedIn| ) • Gathering: (Delicious | Stumbleupon | Spundge) • Crowdsourcing: (Andy Carvin: crowdsourced newsroom) • Verifying: (Storyful | Twitter | niche sites)
  5. 5. ENGAGING • You engage to listen and to be heard • Leaving comments and answering comments on Facebook, news sites, other social media • Tweeting, retweeting, tweeting at, twitter lists • Remixing professional and amateur content (Zeega | Storify ) • Covering live, real time events
  6. 6. SHARING • Distributing links to what you produce on the channels where your followers are interested in the subjects you cover. • Posting links to good information, whether you created it or not • Curating and aggregating the best information about a particular subject
  7. 7. LinkedIn • Your online resume, easily found • Simple blogging platform for professionals • Job searching network • Excellent tool for locating sources • Visualize your network on LinkedinLabs|InMaps
  8. 8. Analytics • Wordpress.com doesn’t support Google Analytics • Wordpress.org does provide a Google Analytics plugin • Wordpress.com does provide its own stats info • Good tutorial on Google Analytics
  9. 9. Mobile | Real-time • Foursquare • Geofeedia • Ban.jo • How journalists can use location-based apps as a reporting tool (Poynter)

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