Tag: Twitter

Tips From PattonvilleToday.com on covering high school football

Tips From PattonvilleToday.com on covering high school football

| September 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

It’s time for prep football and who better to tell the story than the journalism students at your school. The students have access to the players and coaches that no other publication has so have them take advantage of the opportunity of getting to talk to these people. The students in the journalism program at […]

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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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How Our Broadcast Program Uses Twitter

How Our Broadcast Program Uses Twitter

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Johanna Warshaw In a changing world filled with new technology and innovations to get the news out faster, everyone is trying to keep up. As high school journalists, we have an advantage in knowing what the youngest generation of social media users will look to when they want the latest news. And the answer, […]

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26 Acts of Kindness emulated for Scholastic Journalism Week — uses Twitter and high schools on-line

26 Acts of Kindness emulated for Scholastic Journalism Week — uses Twitter and high schools on-line

| March 8, 2013

“Hello Play Newsmag from Maize, Kansas! “Like the other thirty or so members of our staff here at the Central Focus, I was assigned a high school publication to review. Luckily for me, I was assigned yours!” wrote staff reporter Ryan Silver from FHCToday.com. For Scholastic Journalism Week, the staff of Francis Howell Central’s FHCtoday […]

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Vine: The latest social media fad that your staff needs to try

Vine: The latest social media fad that your staff needs to try

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Known as Instagram-for-videos, Vine (which Twitter launched a few weeks ago) displays six-second video loops that can easily be shared to your other social media accounts. The publication that I advise, Niles West News, began experimenting with Vine a few weeks ago — and while we’re early in the process, I’m convinced of its promise — […]

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Student creates Twitter tutorial

Student creates Twitter tutorial

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a recent post, I shared that my beginning journalism students are taking charge of the school’s news website. In doing so, one of my students created a tutorial for tweeting on our newspaper’s Twitter account. See twittertutorial pdf.

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Steve Buttry Blog: How to Verify Information from Tweets

Steve Buttry Blog: How to Verify Information from Tweets

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Steve Buttry post a great piece on his blog last week dealing with verifying information from Twitter. It really is a must-read for students. He covers a substantial number of tips and provides links to other articles and presentations on the topic. His overarching message here is to make sure you are judicious about verifying […]

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