JOU 3109C - week 6
JOU 3109C - week 6 Jou 3109 C
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Social Media Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:13 PM What is social media? • Web-based technologies that provide ways people may connect, create and share content • With traditional media, people are receivers • With social media, people are contributors Guidelines for reporting with social media • Research the topic by finding tweet or blogs • During the reporting process, post tweets to seek sources and update information • Connect with eyewitnesses and post questions such as these on Twitter and Facebook: ○ Did you witness the event? ○ How do you know that? • Ask permission before you use any photo or video submitted by users Writing for Twitter • Find a focus: What are you trying to say and what is your point? • Limit your tweet too ne main point • Put the strongest words at the beginning of your tweet • Use strong verbs • Don’t waste words ○ Cut articles (and, the) • Use abbreviations only if they are clear ○ Common abbreviations: 2, b and u • Provide #hashtags- references to similar topics identified by the # symbol • Use a link shortening system ○ Such as bit.ly to abbreviate Web addresses • If tweeting photos, identify people with captions • Cite your sources; don’t plagiarize Verifying social media • Checking the accuracy of your tweets or posts during breaking new is more difficult, but just as essential as for any other news story • Tips for verifying your information: ○ Develop twitter sources that you know are reliable Verifying social media • Checking the accuracy of your tweets or posts during breaking new is more difficult, but just as essential as for any other news story • Tips for verifying your information: ○ Develop twitter sources that you know are reliable ○ Check the profile of a contributor to Twitter ○ Check whom the person follows and who follows him § As well as who can vouch for this person § And check the person's previous tweets ○ Check the time of a tweet during breaking news to determine whether the person could be an eyewitness, and try to determine the person's location ○ Check for photos, especially during a breaking news event ○ Check whether you can corroborate this account with other users Curation • When you gather information from various sources on the Web and organize it around a topic to present or share, youc uratingit Storify • A way to gather tweets, images and posts to create a story • Drag posts from sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter into your own story to create a timeline or a story based on the events or information you gather Online Journalism • Website • Blog • Social media • Mobil media Qualities of online news • Immediacy • Interactivity ○ Online poll, message boards, commenting • Multimedia ○ Texts, pictures, video, graphics • Innovation Writing techniques for the web • Write short • Write for readers who scan websites • Write to the point • Avoid "fluffy marketese" Writing techniques for the web • Write short • Write for readers who scan websites • Write to the point • Avoid "fluffy marketese" • Use common language • State important info in the 1st two paragraphs • Use boldface subheads • Limit each paragraph to one idea Headlines • Keep it brief • Use strong verbs • Avoid articles • Use enticing questions • Use SEO words (Search Engine Optimization) Blog vs. Website Blog- but how can you tell • More commentary • Sub-site of larger new brands • Often include insights into what readers and viewers are concerned bout - and include tweets/FB posts, etc. • Often have more of a voice The basics: • Title • Nice design/color scheme • Easy to navigate
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