UO students will monitor, produce and push content through Oregon's multitude of general and sport-specific accounts across all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram (uoducks)
News Stories That Broke Via Social MediaEgyptian uprising via FacebookHudson River plane crash via TwitterAnnouncement of the royal wedding via TwitterProtesters killed in Bahrain via YouTubeWhitney Houston's death via TwitterOsama bin Laden raid and death via Twitter - The first person to tweet about the Osama bin Laden raid was a neighbor who, while complaining about the noise next door on Twitter, unknowingly tweeted about one of the biggest news stories of the decade.
A study by Nielsen Media Research of stations in Seattle and Portland, Ore., found they increased their late news audience by 3 to 5% by reaching users online, drawing a different demographic.
Indianapolis station WTHR grew its Facebook fan base from 8,000 to 100,000 in seven months by requiring its staff to be active on the social media site. By the end of the year, she said, advertising spots on the station’s website had sold out
Computer assisted reporting on SanAntonio.com website to “show vs tell” details of the story
NBC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., WESH, for example, offered updates on the Casey Anthony trial via a 99-cent smartphone app that became an iTunes best-seller. The station also launched a dedicated Facebook page that picked up more than 275,000 followers, six times as many as the main WESH page on Facebook.
Waze is teaming with KABC (the ABC news stations in Los Angeles) to provide crowdsourced information in areas where road sensors are not deployed. This is preparation for the July 15th weekend closing of a 10 mile segment of the 405 freeway which is being referred to as “carmageddon.”
Using Social Media in Broadcasting Industry - Oregon Association of Broadcasters
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Stations Are Using Social For:• Story leads and follow-up• Crowdsourcing ideas/opinions• Running some Facebook comments on various newscasts• Asking for viewer feedback via Facebook• Have a "conversation" or "interacting" with viewers• Run contests via Facebook• Polls of the day, questions of the day, friends of the day and fans of the day
The Creative Few:• Use Facebook to explore special topics of concern like bullying, diabetes, immigration, transportation and solving a cold case.• Live chats on air• Live streaming of events• Audience develop questions for newsmakers• Bring audience to news meetings• Anchor-less news at KIAH-TV in Houston -- called "NewsFix• And generally more web-only content
Online Media Trends TodayInteractiveDirect CommunicationInformation is traveling FASTEveryone has an opinionCitizen JournalismNetworkingMessy and sometimes out of control