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Tips for starting a social media account

Tips for starting a social media account

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Starting a social media account for a publication can be overwhelming. No matter if your staff is on Twitter, Instagram or whatever other new social media platform awaits us in the future, here are some tips for getting started on a social media account. Develop a policy. Social accounts need to be a part of […]

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Work to track your engagement and reach on social media with analytic tools

Work to track your engagement and reach on social media with analytic tools

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is important to think of social media as part of the publication, and not something that is just done on the side. It should be given the same effort and care as other publications. Just like you track the sales of your yearbook, it is important to track your engagement and reach on social […]

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Why our school (and yours) should have a Facebook page

Why our school (and yours) should have a Facebook page

| September 4, 2013 | 3 Comments

  I had a plan this summer: get our school a journalism student-run Facebook page. I was going to present five excellent reasons to the school board to let us try a page. But first, I wanted to know what controls and problems a Facebook Page Administrator would have. I set up a test account […]

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See Digital Trends site for hip layout example plus all the news that’s fit to trend

See Digital Trends site for hip layout example plus all the news that’s fit to trend

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s always exciting to run across something that automatically seems useful, hip, fun, newsy.  Digital Trends seems to be just that. The design is fun and engaging. The stories are about the digital world, and all that entails — from stories that snare NASA’s usage of sensor badges for psychological stability to the popularity of […]

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Need a social media reality check with your staff? Try an adjective activity to root out inappropriate posting

Need a social media reality check with your staff? Try an adjective activity to root out inappropriate posting

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re social media trial went awry, or you want to avoid one in the first place, try this activity with your staff (this activity was shared on the Journalism Education Association listserv). Circle the traits you most want others to know you by. Cross out the traits you do NOT want associated with you. […]

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Storify: Use social media to write fun stories, like the sample here of JEA / NSPA San Francisco convention

Storify: Use social media to write fun stories, like the sample here of JEA / NSPA San Francisco convention

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

[View the story “Try Storify for curating social media posts” on Storify]

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Organize a 2-Person Team to Handle Social Media Accounts [Handout]

Organize a 2-Person Team to Handle Social Media Accounts [Handout]

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is not always easy figuring out how to have social media run in a publications room. Probably because there are 128 ways to set it up. I am pretty sure we are in version 57 of how to divide the social duties in our room. It is important to find what works for you […]

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Scholastic Journalism Call for Help on Social Media Use

Scholastic Journalism Call for Help on Social Media Use

| October 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

Social media has become a piece in the fabric of our lives, including the professional world of journalism. Many teachers across the country are beginning to incorporate social media lessons and practices in their classroom, and in my opinion, for good reason. We need to stay on top of the fast-paced, ever changing technologies to report the […]

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Tips by Steve Buttry on elevating your Twitter use and engaging in breaking news

Tips by Steve Buttry on elevating your Twitter use and engaging in breaking news

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Judy Babb posted a link to this post on the JEA Listserv yesterday and called it ‘fabulous.’ In the post “Workshops on elevating your Twitter use and engaging in breaking news“, Steve Buttry shares presentations he used at workshops for professional journalists. One is titled “Elevate your Twitter Game” and touches on subjects from hashtags […]

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