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Social media for Journalists

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An introduction to news consumption, monitoring and verification. Presentation slides from the American Press Institute's "Build a Better Journalist" conference, held at George S. Turnbull Center, University of Oregon­Portland
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/OREGONbootcampagendaforprinting-1.pdf

I also walked through 10 resources for breaking news and media management: https://medium.com/@damianradcliffe/10-easy-ways-journalists-can-better-verify-monitor-and-manage-social-media-790a1b1f3ba7#.t1tww4kzv

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Social media for Journalists

  1. 1. Social  media  for  journalists An  introduction  to  news  consumption,  monitoring  and  verification Damian  Radcliffe Portland Jan  2016 @damianradcliffe
  2. 2. Tom  Goodwin,  TechCrunch “Uber,  the  world’s  largest  taxi  company,  owns  no  vehicles.   Facebook,  the  world’s  most  popular  media  owner,  creates  no  content.   Alibaba,  the  most  valuable  retailer,  has  no  inventory.   And  Airbnb,  the  world’s  largest  accommodation  provider,  owns  no  real  estate. Something  interesting  is  happening.” A  Brave  New  (Digital)  World
  3. 3. 20082007
  4. 4. • 1  billion  +  users • 300  hours  of  new  video   uploaded  every  minute • Half  of  views  on  mobile 2005
  5. 5. 1.55  billion  monthly  active  users.     as  of  September  30th,  2015 +  1.01  billion  daily  active  users,  83.5%  outside  US  and  Canada    
  6. 6. Rapid  +  accelerating  change
  7. 7. “…These  days,  being  a  journalist  shares   at  least  one  quality  with  being  a  shark. If  you‘re  not  moving   forward,  it's  over.” Margaret  Sullivan,  public  editor  of  The  New  York  Times
  8. 8. What  does  this  mean  for  us? So….
  9. 9. § Mobile  increasingly  the  main  media   device. § Growing  power  of  social,  search  and   messaging  apps. § Changing  news  consumption  habits. § Plus major  changes  to  distribution   and  newsgathering.
  10. 10. Increasingly  connected  world
  11. 11. Use  of  social  media  to  find  news   (2013-­‐15)
  12. 12. New  routes  to  eyeballs
  13. 13. A  busy  media  space
  14. 14. Impact  on  journalistic  practice
  15. 15. Content  breaking  on  social
  16. 16. Sometimes  from  unexpected  sources
  17. 17. New  Platforms  +  Behaviours  =  New  Ethics?
  18. 18. Understand  your  source
  19. 19. And  double  check  everything
  20. 20. Remember! “False  information  spreads  just   like  accurate  information.”   Farida  Vis,  Sheffield  University  research  fellow
  21. 21. 5  takeaways 1. Social  is  increasingly  part  of  the  journalists  toolkit. 2. There  are  great  resources  for  monitoring  content.  Use  them! 3. Check users  social  history,  profiles  elsewhere  etc. 4. Reach  out  for  confirmation.  Engage  with  offline  if  possible. 5. Be  sincere.  Consider  the  wellbeing  of  your  source.
  22. 22. How  to  do  it
  23. 23. Arguably  how  not  to
  24. 24. Email:          damian.radcliffe@gmail.com Twitter:    @damianradcliffe Web:              www.damianradcliffe.com Thanks  for  listening.

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