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Ten Ways to Make Your Story More Engaging

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Find out how to make your news stories more engaging from this workshop at the Asian American Journalists Association Convention 2013.

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Ten Ways to Make Your Story More Engaging

  1. 1. Ten Ways to Make Your Story More Engaging AAJA Convention 2013 New York #aajatop10 #aaja13
  2. 2. Speakers Sharon Pian Chan @sharonpianchan Associate Opinions Editor, Seattle Times Mandy Jenkins @mjenkins Interactives editor, Digital First Media George Kiriyama @georgekiriyama News Reporter, NBC Bay Area News Jamshid Mousavinezhad @newsday Editor in Chief, Newsday.com Ruth Spencer @ruths Community Coordinator, Guardian U.S. #aajatop10
  3. 3. 1. Value the reader/listener/viewer #aajatop10
  4. 4. Ask for and value user contributions #aajatop10
  5. 5. Make it prominent #aajatop10
  6. 6. Feature what users share #aajatop10
  7. 7. 2. Broadcast with them: Google Hangout
  8. 8. Google Hangouts www.google.com/hangouts #aajatop10
  9. 9. 3. Order from chaos: Structured comments
  10. 10. Structured comments ask and ye shall receive The ask: #aajatop10
  11. 11. Structured comments ask and ye shall receive More comments per page Useful contributions for reporting #aajatop10
  12. 12. 4. Follow them: Tumblr
  13. 13. Tumblr: make it social http://english2english.theguardian.com #eng2eng #aajatop10
  14. 14. 5. Your Swiss army knife: The many uses of Google Forms
  15. 15. The many faces of Google forms #aajatop10
  16. 16. The many uses of Google forms Add perspective to your stories: http://gu.com/p/3fbfk http://gu.com/p/3e4bn #aajatop10
  17. 17. The many uses of Google forms Create stand-alone features: http://gu.com/p/3fhqk http://gu.com/p/3dngy #aajatop10
  18. 18. The many uses of Google forms Create a network: http://gu.com/p/3gzh9 #aajatop10
  19. 19. Google Forms + Mapalist #aajatop10
  20. 20. 6. Map it: Google Maps
  21. 21. Google Forms + Maps #aajatop10
  22. 22. Google Forms + Maps #aajatop10
  23. 23. Crowdmap & Ushahidi #aajatop10
  24. 24. 7. Be there with them: In real life
  25. 25. Meet Readers IRL
  26. 26. More Ways to Meet Readers IRL Office hours and meetups in the community Public spaces in the newsroom Open news meetings #aajatop10
  27. 27. 8. Talk them: Live chats
  28. 28. Live chats www.scribblelive.com #aajatop10
  29. 29. 9. Show them: Photos
  30. 30. Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, email http://seati.ms/ido74
  31. 31. Tumblr photo submissions http://peepscontest2013.seattletimes.com/ #aajatop10
  32. 32. 10. Be a newsroom advocate for engagement
  33. 33. Be a newsroom advocate for users #aajatop10
  34. 34. Keep diversity in mind! #aajatop10
  35. 35. Top Ten Ways to Engage 1. Value your reader/viewer/listener contributions 2. Google Hangouts 3. Structured comments 4. Tumblr 5. Google Forms 6. Crowdsourced maps 7. In real life 8. Live chats 9. Photo campaigns 10. Be a newsroom advocate
  36. 36. URLs: bit.ly/aajatop10links Slideshow: bit.ly/aajatop10recap Sharon Pian Chan @sharonpianchan Associate Opinions Editor, Seattle Times Mandy Jenkins @mjenkins Interactives editor, Digital First Media George Kiriyama @georgekiriyama News Reporter, NBC Bay Area News Jamshid Mousavinezhad @newsday Editor in Chief, Newsday.com Ruth Spencer @ruths Community Coordinator, Guardian U.S.

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