Social Media

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 | 1 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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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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Don’t forget to change passwords and revoke app access on social accounts

Don’t forget to change passwords and revoke app access on social accounts

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

As your year is winding down, there will likely be a list of things to take care of to close the program down for the summer as one group leaves and another group steps up to take the reins. One thing you will want to do is make sure to change passwords to things graduates […]

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UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Searching the Web for a simple Google spreadsheets tutorial, I stumbled upon the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s catalog of online tutorials for students. The tutorials are freely accessible, and they run the gamut from basics to complex, multi-part tutorials. Here are a few that you and your students might fight useful: Tutorial: […]

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College Media on Snapchat

College Media on Snapchat

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re compiling a list of colleges and university student media programs that have Snapchat accounts. If your staff is using Snapchat in the newsroom, please fill out the form below. If your staff is looking to venture into the Snapchat realm, check out how some of the other staffs on the list are using the medium. Linked […]

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