Social media tips

We talked a bit in class tonight about beefing up Twitter bios. Hootsuite has some helpful tips for journalists who want to stand out. And I always recommend Verification Junkie. This is one-stop shopping for the tools that help journalists verify sources and information.

Social storytelling assignment details

You can tell an entire story using social media — in real time, or through aggregation. The key is to make sure that you're not just regurgitating the same information that's already out there, and that you don't trap your audience under a pile of information that doesn't advance the true story. Your next assignment... Continue Reading →

Beat report assignment details 2015

Your assignment for Jan. 28 is to interview a classmate about their beat and publish a Q&A. Your story should have a compelling and SEO-friendly headline, a strong storytelling lede and a photo of the person you're interviewing. Your role here is as a reporter who has been assigned to interview someone who just began... Continue Reading →

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