Using Cover It Live
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How to: best post news on Twitter and Facebook |... →
This is an exceptionally useful guide to managing social media for news sites. Particularly key is maintaining a human presence on Facebook.
FleetStreetBlues: A letter to Lord Leveson →
I like the way one of the commenters on this post describe it as a “Dead Poet Society moment”. The majority of journalists are ethical. Probably 99% of us wouldn’t dream of hacking a phone. Most journalists don’t report on celebrity but focus on their patch whether its hard news, politics, business, community etc. Unfortunately the one per cent spoil it for the rest.
The 5 types of stories that make good Storifys |... →
Storify is such a useful tool for covering reaction to mass events. These examples from Mallary Jean Tenore show the breadth of opportunity the service offers.
What's the best way for a journalist to learn how... →
Nicola Hughes, DataMiner provides a very useful response to this Quora question. There are equally useful links from Hannes Gassert.
Tips & tools for journalists who want to learn... →
A very useful guide to developing coding skills for journalists. We all need to be multi-skilled these days and it’s not that difficult to teach yourself the fundamentals. (ht Journalism.co.uk)
Social Passport taps QR codes, NFC for real-world... →
QR codes are appearing in newspapers, on television and in adversements, but are they really taking off? This is a very interesting article about QR codes. I have used them a few times with moderate success. If they become more commonplace then they’ll probably be used.
The 15 Best Facebook Pages You've Ever Seen →
There are some really great looking like gates here.
25 ways to use Facebook, Twitter & Storify to... →
This is a useful how to from Poynter with tips on using an assortment of social media to cover elections etc. The addition of Storify, the newcomer to the social media world, provides food for thought. Storify is a tool to bring together information from multiple social media channels and create a single story. It has potential for general political coverage (I have experimented building a...