Author Archive: Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 18th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now STL. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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5 Things Your Staff Should Be Doing If You Have A Social Media Presence

5 Things Your Staff Should Be Doing If You Have A Social Media Presence

| August 24, 2015 | 3 Comments

There are lots of things your staff/program need to take into account if you’re going to be effective in the social sphere. Here’s a shortlist of 5 things to get you started. Make sure you know why you’re there – It all starts with having a focus for your accounts on why they exist in the […]

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5 Tips for Shooting Good Sit-Down Interviews from the International Journalists’ Network

5 Tips for Shooting Good Sit-Down Interviews from the International Journalists’ Network

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a great piece by MJ Daoud on the IJnet.org. The piece, titled “Five steps for shooting the perfect sit-down interview,” offers a variety of practical tips for beginners (and reminders for veterans). It covers everything from selecting the right chair for your interview to why you should put your keys in the refrigerator if […]

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10 Snapchat Accounts to Follow

10 Snapchat Accounts to Follow

| July 29, 2015 | 3 Comments

Looking to add a Snapchat account into your staff’s arsenal to engage readers this year? Wanting to find some people who are doing good storytelling there? Need some ammunition to convince your adviser this is a smart move (have them read this first “5 Reasons Journalism Educators Need to be on Snapchat“)? If you’re looking […]

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Looking to add multiple users to your WordPress site? Use the Add Multiple Users plugin

Looking to add multiple users to your WordPress site? Use the Add Multiple Users plugin

| June 15, 2015 | 1 Comments

I was looking to add more than 200 users to one of my WordPress websites over the weekend. I wanted each to have a login, password and display name as I wanted each to have the ability to post to the website. The thought of having to add each one individually was a bit overwhelming. […]

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From Journalism.co.uk: 5 Tips For Streaming Live Video From A Smartphone

From Journalism.co.uk: 5 Tips For Streaming Live Video From A Smartphone

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

While this post from journalism.co.uk is a few months old and new apps like Periscope and Meerkat have come onto the scene, the basic info here for live, mobile video remain the same. It’s a good, quick read for anyone wanting some quick tips to get started. Check it out here: 5 Tips For Streaming […]

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Neil Patel’s 14 Ways to Increase Your Clickthrough Rate on Twitter

Neil Patel’s 14 Ways to Increase Your Clickthrough Rate on Twitter

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s another helpful article shared by Chris Snider in one of his weekly email newsletters. On Hubspot, Neil Patel shares some great tips on getting more clicks out of your Twitter posts. There’s advice in here on everything how to write strong, engaging copy to times of day and of the week which might be […]

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Peg Fitzpatrick’s – 5 Tools Everyone On Twitter Should Be Using

Peg Fitzpatrick’s – 5 Tools Everyone On Twitter Should Be Using

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Check out this nice list of Twitter tools (and a few runner-ups) Peg Fitzpatrick lists on her website. The post, 5 Tools Everyone on Twitter Should Be Using, offers some apps for everything from finding the best time to send your tweets to tools for creating visuals which will likely draw more attention to your […]

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Telestream.com video: Broadcast Live Sporting Events Like A Pro On Any Budget

Telestream.com video: Broadcast Live Sporting Events Like A Pro On Any Budget

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Broadcast Live Sporting Events Like A Pro On Any Budget from Telestream on Vimeo. If you’re looking to get into broadcasting sports events live, check out this video from Telestream. It does a great job of walking you through the essentials you need to be thinking about. The video covers everything from basics that viewers want […]

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Use These Ira Glass Videos To Help Your Students With Storytelling

Use These Ira Glass Videos To Help Your Students With Storytelling

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

While they are a few years old, Ira Glass of “This American Life” has a great 4-part series of videos where he talks storytelling. He goes through everything from the importance of coming up with good story ideas to common pitfalls. The series is a great addition to use with students. You can find all […]

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