Tag: Twitter

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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Are social media posts and profile photos able to be reproduced in newspapers and yearbooks?

Are social media posts and profile photos able to be reproduced in newspapers and yearbooks?

| October 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

There was a great exchange on the Listserv this week dealing with the legality of publishing someone’s social media posts in print. I contacted both Carrie Faust of Aurora, Colorado, and Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center and got their permission to share the exchange here. Question: Hi colleagues, As a sidebar in […]

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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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Journalism.co.uk: 100 Twitter Accounts Every Journalism Student Should Follow

Journalism.co.uk: 100 Twitter Accounts Every Journalism Student Should Follow

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

New to Twitter? Looking for some new accounts to follow? Here’s a great list from Sarah Marshall on Journalism.co.uk. The list mentions many accounts we’ve mentioned on this site before from macloo and 10000Words to sree and marksluckie, but also pulls in a host of new accounts that you’re probably not familiar with. One of […]

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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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