How to Identify Sources and Stories on Social Media

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How to Identify Sources and Stories on Social Media

  1. 1. How to Identify and Track Your Social Community July 2013
  2. 2. 2 What’s the top news story happening locally this week? Describe in the chat box While We Wait
  3. 3. 3 Previously on #NPRKnight • Getting to know your audience with analytics • Headline writing • Web writing • Your daily workflow • Visual storytelling • Finding images, videos and stories you need • Making the most of Facebook.
  4. 4. 4 Don’t Forget: Twitter Contest 1) Create a public Twitter list. Tweet a link to it to #NPRKnight. 2) Tweet a photo from in your newsroom or in the field while reporting to #NPRKnight 3) Tweet the story idea you find for week 2 of the social media training's assignment to #NPRKnight 4) Tweet a link to a story from another station that is in the #NPRKnight training that you find interesting.
  5. 5. 5 Don’t Forget: Twitter Contest
  6. 6. 6 Social Media: Week 2 http://bit.ly/summer13guide
  7. 7. 7 Social Media: Week 2 • Distribution: Sharing your stories as a station or an individual • Reporting: Finding story ideas and sources from your social media community • Creation: Create stories that people want to share
  8. 8. 8 Why? It Can Be a Valuable Tool For… • Finding sources for your stories. • Finding story ideas early on. • Tracking and connecting with your community. • Following breaking news.
  9. 9. 9 Twitter Search
  10. 10. 10 Twitter Search • Twitter is a powerful search tool that can be used to find out what people are saying about pretty much anything. • Use twitter.com/search just like you would Google.com. • Perfect for live and breaking news situations.
  11. 11. 11 Live Demo
  12. 12. 12 Twitter Lists
  13. 13. 13 Twitter Lists • Lists are a way to organize people on Twitter by topics and categories. • For example, if you covered fracking in Pennsylvania, you could create a list of officials, journalists and newsmakers tied to fracking.
  14. 14. 14 Demo
  15. 15. 15 Reddit
  16. 16. 16 What is Reddit? • It’s a huge online community made up of many smaller communities. • People can ask questions, post images and post links. • It’s a good way of getting the pulse of the Internet at any given moment.
  17. 17. 17 What is Reddit?
  18. 18. 18 What is Reddit?
  19. 19. 19 What is Reddit?
  20. 20. 20 What is Reddit?
  21. 21. 21 What is Reddit? www.reddit.com/r/austin
  22. 22. 22 What is Reddit?
  23. 23. 23 What is Reddit?
  24. 24. 24 What is Reddit? • There is a lot of everything on Reddit and most of what you see will likely not be of journalistic value to you. But there are gems that can lead to story ideas and news tips. • By monitoring and searching specific Reddit communities, you can get in front of news and find out what’s buzzing. • You don’t need to check Reddit constantly, but looking around specific communities once or twice throughout the day (or when breaking news is happening) is worthwhile.
  25. 25. 25 What You Might Find www.reddit.com/r/boise www.reddit.com/r/albuquerque www.reddit.com/r/westvirginia www.reddit.com/r/pacificnorthwest www.reddit.com/r/kentucky www.reddit.com/r/northcarolina www.reddit.com/r/indiana www.reddit.com/r/indianapolis www.reddit.com/r/connecticut www.reddit.com/r/wisconsin Search here: http://www.reddit.com/reddits/search
  26. 26. 26 Demo
  27. 27. 27 Other Search Tools Facebook Search LinkedI n
  28. 28. 28 What About Photos and Videos? http://bit.ly/search-video-nprknight
  29. 29. 29 Assignment • Find one story idea by searching social media. • Search around on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and YouTube. • E-mail your story idea and how and where you found it to dseditorial@npr.org by end of day Thursday. • Go here: http://bit.ly/social-assignment
  30. 30. 30 Assignment Briana O’Higgins, KMUWBriana O’Higgins, KMUW
  31. 31. 31 Assignment Briana O’Higgins, KMUW
  32. 32. 32 Assignment Briana O’Higgins, KMUW
  33. 33. 33 Don’t Forget: Twitter Contest 1) Create a public Twitter list. Tweet a link to it to @NPRKnight. 2) Tweet a photo from in your newsroom or in the field while reporting to #NPRKnight 3) Tweet the story idea you find for week 2 of the social media training's assignment to #NPRKnight 4) Tweet a link to a story from another station that is in the #NPRKnight training that you find interesting.
  34. 34. 34 Questions ?

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