Social Media

Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twitter and GoPro have teamed up to allow the GoPro camera to work with the Periscope app. Yesterday, The Little Hawk tried it out and worked fairly easily. Update the Periscope app, log a phone onto the GoPro wifi and start streaming from Periscope. The app will let users toggle back and forth between the […]

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PODCAST – Social Media and Your Publication

PODCAST – Social Media and Your Publication

| September 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

Are you staffers tweeting/snapping/posting? They need to be! We talk with Sarah Nichols on her staff uses social media and what trends they look for.

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Upping your Insta-game, Part 3: Management and evaluation

Upping your Insta-game, Part 3: Management and evaluation

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creative angles, interesting stories, informative captions — great. Combined with some promotional efforts, this is one path to a huge Instagram following. Celebrate those milestones as you hit 1,000 followers, or whatever magic number, but keep in mind building an audience is just the first step. With that comes the responsibility of posting on a […]

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Upping your Insta-game, Part 2: Tools to enhance, analyze content

Upping your Insta-game, Part 2: Tools to enhance, analyze content

| September 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Plenty of high school media programs have been using Instagram for the past few years as a way to report spot news, engage readers and tell a variety of stories visually. This second installment in a three-part series will focus on ways to enhance and analyze your content. Especially with iOS devices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed […]

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Upping your Insta-game, Part 1: Hosting a takeover

Upping your Insta-game, Part 1: Hosting a takeover

| September 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

With Instagram’s big update last week, users worldwide celebrated #deathtothesquare. That alone may be reason to amp up or revisit your media staff’s Instagram presence. If you’re looking for ways to expand or improve, this three-part series may help. [Note to beginners: JEA Digital Media offers other suggestions here, if you’re just getting started.] First, […]

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Check out this Youtube playlist of well done Snapchat Stories

Check out this Youtube playlist of well done Snapchat Stories

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

While Snapchat is a great tool to tell stories, it’s often hard to track some of the best practices out there because the stories disappear after 24 hours. In an attempt to help train Snapchat storytellers, I’ve created a Youtube playlist where I will be collecting and sharing strong Snapchat stories that have been shared with […]

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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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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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Tips for creating a social media policy for your journalism program

Tips for creating a social media policy for your journalism program

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

[UPDATED: This post was updated 8.21.15 from its original post 6.18.15] Despite what some educators may want, social media is not just a trend. It has slowly become a way of life. It is how the younger demographic consumes their news. News from friends. News from family. News from major media conglomerates. As scholastic journalism […]

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