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7 Tips for High School Journalists on Snapchat

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Here is a presentation I did on some tips for having a stronger staff Snapchat account in the scholastic journalism world.

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7 Tips for High School Journalists on Snapchat

  1. 1. SNAPCHAT Aaron Manfull s. aaronmanfull t. @manfull http:JEADigitalMedia.org t. @JEADigitalMedia.org Director of Student Media Francis Howell North High School Director Media Now Summer Camp (MediaNow.Press) “Student Journalism and Media Literacy” Fromm, Hall & Manfull
  2. 2. SNAPCHAT TIPS
  3. 3. 1. HAVE A PLAN EDITORIAL POLICY EXPECTATIONS TRAINING
  4. 4. 2. TELL STORIES To reach your audience in a relevant way. @newyorkermag
  5. 5. 2. TELL STORIES Dip into your archives. @washingtonpost
  6. 6. 2. TELL STORIES
  7. 7. 2. TELL STORIES Open. Provide context. Close it out. @washingtonpost
  8. 8. 2. TELL STORIES Tell the story of a sporting event. @washingtonpost
  9. 9. 3. CREATE GOOD CONTENT 10 Tips for Creating Good Content 1. Tell a story. Make sure you have a beginning, middle and end. This can all be done in one slide, one video or a series. 2. Make each snap count. Every one should have a purpose. 3. Work to keep stories around 90 seconds or less. 4. Don’t follow people back. 5. Avoid mixing horizontal and vertical Snaps. 6. Don’t assume your audience knows what you’re talking about. 7. If you’re going to cover a ballgame, cover the entire game. 8. Finish one story completely before you start the next. Don’t mix stories together. 9. Don’t just talk about school, become a part of the larger conversation going on (ie. New movies, iOS update, Twitter changes, etc.) 10. Be creative.
  10. 10. 3. CREATE GOOD CONTENT Takeover
  11. 11. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER
  12. 12. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER
  13. 13. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER snapchat.com/geofilters @
  14. 14. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER snapchat.com/geofilters 5 Tips For Creating Geofilters 1. All Graphics Must Be 100% Original 2. No logos or trademarks 3. No photos or hashtags 4. Don’t cover too much of the screen 5. Make it something people will want to use
  15. 15. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER
  16. 16. 4. CREATE A GEOFILTER
  17. 17. 5. FOLLOW & STUDY GOOD SNAP ACCOUNTS • Fallontonight • AaronFPS • OperaAmericano • gma_abc • mashable • newyorkermag • nprnews • nytimes • shonduras • Techcrunch • Huffpost • Mountaindew • Samsheffer • usatodaysports • Verge • jabush • washingtonpost
  18. 18. 5. FOLLOW AND STUDY https://goo.gl/ykmNq5
  19. 19. 5. FOLLOW AND STUDY
  20. 20. 6. HAVE SOME FUN
  21. 21. 7. EXPERIMENT https://goo.gl/YzdR6V
  22. 22. 7. EXPERIMENT https://goo.gl/YzdR6V
  23. 23. CHEAT SHEET http://goo.gl/TXCM6r SNAPCHAT Aaron Manfull s. aaronmanfull t. @manfull http:JEADigitalMedia.org t. @JEADigitalMedia.org Director of Student Media Francis Howell North High School Director Media Now Summer Camp (MediaNow.Press) “Student Journalism and Media Literacy” Fromm, Hall & Manfull

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