Archive for February, 2010

Teaching Social Media in Journalism Lab

February 16, 2010

The topic for my journalism lab tomorrow is Social Media.  This Soundslides presentation made by one of my former JOUR3410 students, Lizzy Nephew, provides a nice overview.

A post from last summer to my Duke TIP digital media blog also provides some useful links that provide a broad overview about social media, and how journalists are using social media.  I’ll also be giving a modified version of a presentation I gave last fall, “Stories From and For ‘Followers’ and ‘Friends:’ How to Find, Report, Distribute and Promote News on Social Media Sites.”

In lab, students will be asked to start following local organizations, people and media outlets and to find an idea on Twitter that could be turned into a news article.  Later in the semester, students will be asked to put their newly acquired knowledge into action through a Social Networking Story assignment.  Students will have to use Social Media to, that’s right—find, report, distribute and promote a news story.

Below are just a few recent examples of recent tweets of how news outlets are using social media as a reporting tool.

SM as Reporting Tool

ajc

We are seeking witnesses to the Ga. Tech stabbing. Contact us at 404-526-7550 or breakingnews@ajc.com #GT

dailytarheel

Blog post: We printed local #SOTU tweets on page 10 today. Here’s a sample http://bit.ly/ajNK7a

ajc

Any Toyota owners out there who’ve had recall problems? We’d like to hear from you. DM or breakingnews@ajc.com

crushgear

Good morning! Our Daily Google Wave is live! Topic of discussion: Obama’s 1st year, and the Mass. vote today. http://bit.ly/7dAuVl

crushgear

Party on! Today’s Daily Google Wave is about the Golden Globes — get on and gossip with us: http://bit.ly/4PK4IP

suzanneyada

Twitter helps 2 journalists get their contacts: @epurser in Haiti: http://ow.ly/WVWv and @bydanielvictor in Pennsylvania: http://ow.ly/WVTM

nytimes

Our Haiti Twitter list. http://bit.ly/4UEF32

washingtonpost

RT @PostWorldNews Tweet us your ?s for Hillary #Clinton on #terrorism. John Pomfret is on her 9-day western Pacific trip & may use them.

nytimes

Talk to The Times: Business reporter @MickiMaynard, who covers autos and airlines, is taking your questions. http://bit.ly/8T9djN

ajc

If you’ve got weather-related news or closings, message us. #atlsnow

In addition to the Social Networking Story assignment, students in my Lab are producing a local teen page.

Here are three examples of possible teen page stories discovered through Twitter:

atompkins

More kids failing AP tests http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-02-04-1Aapscores04_ST_N.htm

UGAGrady

RT @NielsenWire: American teens use 3,146 text messages/month, over 10 mesages every hour they aren’t sleeping/in school. http://ow.ly/114Nk

YogaSprouts

@graybs13 @yogasprouts works with young kids( about 2)- teenagers.

Should be an exciting lab tomorrow!

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Popular Culture, Blogs, Interesting Reads, SM Phenomenon

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets about Popular Culture, Blogs, Interesting Reads, and SM phenomenon

dailytarheel

“Stuff White People Like” meets “This Week in Blackness” at #UNC today http://bit.ly/9REkLM

hyperlocale

RT @outsidein: RT @TweetTaco: @stevenbjohnson: Over 100 publishers now use the @outsidein hyperlocal platform incl… http://bit.ly/98bbzo

saragregory

While we’re on the topic of gender ratios, here’s a video Ga Tech students made bemoaning their ratio http://bit.ly/cZy9j6

hyperlocale

RT @hyper_local: Best Hyperlocal Twitter Tools – http://tiny.cc/irl33: RT @hyper_local: Best Hyperlocal Twitter To… http://bit.ly/bdfpcs

ajc

Ga. man’s heart surgery tweeted by Jacksonville hospital. http://bit.ly/98j0cX

hyperlocale

RT @rwwfr: Dismoisou : hyperpersonnel = hyperlocal + hypersocial http://goo.gl/fb/YXQ6: RT @rwwfr: Dismoisou : hyp… http://bit.ly/cqnJcA

Prof_Han

Reading-A special report on social networking @The Economist: http://bit.ly/ceNJpx #fb

jbhester

Survey results: era of Americans reading a daily newspaper each & every day coming to an end http://bit.ly/bY31g3 #fb

Debalobo

http://twurl.nl/h2tvpz Koreans are the fastest texters in the world.

jbhester

Love this! RT @carol_phillips Student news blogs scoop campus newspapers. (Chronicle of Higher Ed) http://bit.ly/6AXTYi

KarenRussell

Gen Y’rs, have you seen this “Palindrome” video? h/t to …my mother. Who’s a boomer, by the way. http://bit.ly/12bODO

scullyke12

RT @CynthiaNichols: The 2000s Told in Magazine Covers http://adage.com/u/PGDfVa

washingtonpost

RT @comicriffs Anniversary special: The 20 best things Homer Simpson ever said: http://bit.ly/51jveJ #TheSimpsons

Social Media, Politics and Social Revolutions

February 16, 2010

SM, Politics, Social Revolutions

TechCrunch

Gmail Banned By Iran; Is Twitter Next? – http://tcrn.ch/98C5cC

caa2410

Mashable- Venezuela’s Chavez: Twitter Messages Are Terrorist Threats. http://tinyurl.com/ycmuxfp

UGAGrady

RT @PRNewser: White House Comm. Director Dan Pfeiffer: Old and New Media ‘Have Merged’ http://ow.ly/12ZO1

ksablan

Interesting: A study examined “hypertext links” to determine the amount of original reporting in political blogs > http://bit.ly/aiANSk

ksablan

How journos, news orgs can support civic engagement (series index of articles by @agahran ) http://bit.ly/99Pkff

SM, Marketing and Promotion

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets about Social Media, Marketing and Promotion

ATHSocialMedia

Hey Athens business owners, check out how @Foursquare can help you connect with your customers! http://ow.ly/14B1K

RLBriones

Is Social Media the New Mass Media? http://bit.ly/bhpF5W #SM #Marketing

AEJMC

News org lets advertisers tweet, creates guidelines >> limited to 2 tweets, 124 characters for RTs, include (ad) … http://bit.ly/aAydL5

Prof_Han

RT @mindyjiang: How HuffPost, NYT and Austin American Statesman are bringing paid Tweets online http://jr.ly/v27v (via @jayrosen_nyu) #fb

RLBriones

AMA is hosting a FREE virtual conference on social media Feb. 25th: http://bit.ly/5tKOo6 #PRStudChat #u30pro #brazen

jbhester

5 Social Media Lessons the NBA Can Teach Businesses http://bit.ly/7vKwkw

ATHSocialMedia

RT @mashable 3 Things You Need to Know About Social Media Strategy http://ow.ly/WEkq

jbhester

How Much Time Should You Spend On #SocialMedia? http://bit.ly/6cMKf5

jbhester

Daisy Whitney looks at how big brands are changing the way they evaluate & invest in #socialmedia http://bit.ly/4Hg76e

jbhester

RT @franklogic @WildWebPro from Mashable.com – 5 Tips for Creating a Successful Social Media Contest http://bit.ly/6JI0aI

CynthiaNichols

2000: The Digital Decade, by the Numbers http://adage.com/u/igfKLa

jbhester

What Vegas Can Teach You About #Marketing http://bit.ly/7NJRv3

TechCrunch

Cheap Beer If You Check-In… Or Just Tweet. http://tcrn.ch/5tLuBY by @parislemon

jbhester

RT @markwschaefer: Probably best Twitter for business article I have seen (from Forbes) http://bit.ly/bOO2Z

SM and Economics, Business Models, Online Strategy

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets about Social Media and Economics, Business Models, Online Strategy

jbhester

Social Media For Economists: Part I – Connecting to Intelligent Sources http://bit.ly/9OvrmJ

LizzyNephew

Need help convincing a company that social media can be beneficial? Try these responses: http://bit.ly/9e5hRM

ksablan

One way news orgs can leverage location-based social networks: partner with them to “become their sales force” http://bit.ly/a6l7ua Bingo.

ksablan

RT @jeffsonderman: World Newspaper Congress forum theme: “The new information ecosystem: Link, share, cooperate or die” http://bit.ly/bjBQE9

themediaisdying

EUROPE, WILL YOU STILL CONSUME? More European papers put up paywalls http://bit.ly/aypy62 (RT @mediaguardian)

ksablan

By @BenLaMothe: Why Facebook could be the next big news publisher http://bit.ly/czWo8X Competitive implications (by me): http://post.ly/Lq7X

AEJMC

Hulu talks premium pricing on the Web: $4.99 for ad-free, or $14.99 for complete seasons. But what about Hulu on TV? http://bit.ly/cXFJMQ

jbhester

SmartPulse poll results: New York Times’ pay wall equals virtual strings attached http://bit.ly/aezYpS

ksablan

Social media budgets edge out SEO in 2010 > http://bit.ly/cEebyW (new Social Freedom post from @carmenb )

TechCrunch

Mark Cuban May Hate News Aggregators, But He Also Wants To Invest In Them http://tcrn.ch/cZYkRe by @arrington

MsStallings

Social Media Business Plans and Revenue Models – Takeaways from @SherryHeyl‘s talk at #SoCon10http://bit.ly/bJTDfs

SethCLewis

Class today: how journos create value http://bit.ly/4Wil6e; models of subsidy http://bit.ly/3cdl3H; and being iterative http://bit.ly/2DFe52

suzanneyada

The Numbers Behind the Paywall http://bit.ly/8TGL15. A thorough analysis of the @nytimes paywall from @mondaynote.

TechCrunch

The New York Times Announces Paid Content Plans For 2011 http://tcrn.ch/5eZSfJ by @robinwauters

TechCrunch

How eBuddy’s Mobile Monetization Strategy Helped It Turn A Profit http://tcrn.ch/72uj99 by @robinwauters

jbhester

Poll: Most (77%) won’t pay to read newspapers online http://bit.ly/8UMNr5 #fb

reifman

@timoreilly Thank you for RT of digital cash idea. Using our cash should be free of private fees. Ref: http://bit.ly/7OQJQN @talesofchange

AEJMC

(Monday Note) 2010 Media Watch List http://bit.ly/76X6nd 2010 Tech Watch List http://bit.ly/6atFl4

TechCrunch

Top Ten Digital M&A Deals For 2010 http://tcrn.ch/7Vwogs by @erickschonfeld

jbhester

Does Social Sell? (part of AdWeek’s Digital Special Report) http://bit.ly/bpuOo1

Teens, Millennials, and Social Media Use/Overall Media Patterns

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets about Teens, Millenials and Social Media Use/Overall Media Patterns

UGAGrady

RT @USATODAYtech: Growing up with technology, ‘iGeneration’ kids multi-task, connect: Move over, Millennials. http://ow.ly/15JvF

jbhester

When will the people who are currently teens start using Twitter, and why? http://bit.ly/aqP7Ds

Pew_Internet

Our newest interactive graphic shows changing patterns of internet use for teens and adults: http://bit.ly/baj1Gn #millennials

Amanda_Lenhart

Just posted my slides from this morning’s #ostwg talk http://bit.ly/9YFkpK chock full ‘o graphs on net use, sns, twitter, blogging by youth

atompkins

Why younger people like Facebook more than Twitter http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2010-02-04-teensonline04_ST_N.htm?csp=hf

KDavis

RT @zephoria: new Pew data on social media & teens+young adults. (Blogging fading among teens; 8% of teens use Twitter) http://bit.ly/d3aC2y

dbortree

FTC launches advertising literacy website for tweens. http://bit.ly/a36y6h #medialiteracy

UGAGrady

RT @NielsenWire: American teens use 3,146 text messages/month, over 10 mesages every hour they aren’t sleeping/in school. http://ow.ly/114Nk

jbhester

New Report: Kids Pack 10 3/4 Hours Of Media Content Into 7 1/2 Hours Every Day http://bit.ly/93ZGqm (full report here http://bit.ly/80vRb8)

suzanneyada

If you are, or you know, any teens in San Jose who wants to contribute to an online magazine for and by teens, DM me. I’ll put you in touch.

lizazzolino

Marketing to kids? Disney just released some interesting research stats: http://bit.ly/7pqqPC

kmatthews

Pew study on millennials says generations are more alike than different: http://bit.ly/52hEzt

Journalism Curriculum, Education, Jobs and Career Development, SM Tools and Tips

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets about Journalism Curriculum, Education, Jobs and Career Development, SM Tools and Tips

macloo

RT @stevebuttry: My journalism curriculum advice: http://bit.ly/4UbO0B #21jc

ksablan

Sad that this is relevant: How 2 get hired for a journalism jab using Facebook advertising http://bit.ly/cLW9hy via @julie_posetti @lavrusik

ksablan

Posterous and WordPress are magical URL converters > http://bit.ly/9o30nQ (for daytime friends)

UGAGrady

RT @mashable: Mashable’s Guide to Social Media Job Openings – http://ow.ly/13Egv

UGAGrady

RT @kaye: Students & young pros: read this @mashable story by @researchgoddess, Essential SM Traits 4 Career Success. http://ow.ly/13E4z

ATHSocialMedia

Useful tool for uploading short screencasts onto YouTube! http://ow.ly/141tz

ksablan

Future journalist “really gets” social media, says @sreenet. First, use to listen, not broadcast. (@sreenet live on http://twitcam.com/e66g)

urbanreporter

Latest MUR blog post Video and Social Media 1,2,3s: by Amani Channel #atlblog Presentation for Atlanta Bloggers Me… http://bit.ly/dblJPD

jbhester

A Frank Conversation About Social Media Measurement http://bit.ly/cdrwKk

SethCLewis

My first post as a @NiemanLab contributor: What is journalism school for? A call for input. http://bit.ly/cyX4pS

jbhester

RT @FuelLines: 97 Articles on How To Write Effectively for the Social Web http://bit.ly/7ebhdN

Prof_Han

RT @philrj: The Ultimate Google Wave Guide for Students: 100 Tips, Tools, and Tricks http://post.ly/JQth #fb

KarenRussell

Good conversation about links and linking here: http://tinyurl.com/ygob34b

jbhester

Twitter & Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs … nay … Hierarchy of #Tweets http://bit.ly/6oetgM

KarenRussell

Link: Sharpen your social media skills http://webstudio13.com/2009/12/12/communication-skills-and-social-media/ (h/t @jgombita)

graybs13

Excellent session from @macloo on Web-based journalism: Talk available at http://mindymcadams.com/guest/jeducators.htm #scholastic

News/Journalism and Social Media Use

February 16, 2010

Favorite Tweets About News Outlets and Journalists Using Social Media

stevebuttry

New blog post: I need journalists’ stories & tips on using Twitter. (W/help from @kateatlfpress & @billDinTO) http://bit.ly/5iCL62

SpaceyG

BBC to journos: use social media or leave. http://bit.ly/b1pSWE

AJCBuzz

The smart ones are. RT @graybs13 RT @UGAGrady RT @journalistics: Are journalists really on board with social media? http://ow.ly/15JWZ

UGAGrady

RT @journalistics: Are journalists really on-board with social media? What do you think? http://ow.ly/15JWZ

ksablan

Still true? 6 months ago, 75% Of NYTimes readers didn’t want journalists on Twitter. > http://tcrn.ch/c7vPII via @Cheryl_Hilpert

USATODAYcollege

Awesome new USA TODAY Twitter index page – over 100 feeds! http://bit.ly/adLD0c

KDavis

RT @Digidave:RT @rmack twttr is not killing journalism, journalists R killing journalism.thoughtful middle ground post: http://bit.ly/9xY42N

themediaisdying

Mashable: Slideshow on ‘the future journalist’ – what will they need? http://is.gd/7Vy5K #journalism (RT @journalismnews)

ksablan

Twitter friends, do you use Facebook to read news? RT @naoyamakino: Facebook Is Already The World’s Largest News Reader http://bit.ly/9zQMK0

nytimes

Bloggingheads: @susanorlean & @kbandersen talk about writers on Twitter. – http://nyti.ms/9o1noW

SethCLewis

For my students experimenting with Twitter this weekend, two interesting perspectives: http://bit.ly/bWlKYc and http://nyti.ms/9JxEkm #j349

ksablan

I mostly follow people interested in journalism. Here’s what they link to in tweets (note sources) http://twittertim.es/ksablan

ksablan

Guardian’s Zeitgeist shows stories based on social mentions, where people come/go, time on page etc. http://bit.ly/aWvUqB via @earleyedition

ksablan

Radio Television Digital News Association’s “Social Media & Blogging Guidelines” are worth bookmarking http://bit.ly/bE7djZ via @lostremote

AEJMC

For the next 2 weeks, The Independent will be live tweeting all day, every day. See what they’ve learned so far http://bit.ly/cToqiF

ksablan

RT @crindalyn: From my blog: Essential tools for mobile journalists who can’t afford iPhones: http://bit.ly/dCxvj9 /via @John_Tedesco

ksablan

If you have a sec, I would love to get your input on the Storystreamr platform that I submitted to #knc10 > http://bit.ly/kncstreamr

jbhester

RT @ashantionette @Twitter_Tip Should journalists mix personal with professional tweets? http://j.mp/dwCjbH via @ashweig @digiphiled

macloo

Las Vegas Sun – what the hell happened there? http://bit.ly/bd1Emh

Prof_Han

RT @journalistics: Majority of Journalists Now Depend on Social Media: http://bit.ly/5fPzci.#fb

themediaisdying

INTERESTING USE : 1st newspaper uses Foursquare; followers get phone alerts near stories : http://ow.ly/10jvj (RT @Poynter / @lostremote)

SaraDCaldwell

RT @UGAGrady: RT @DanSchawbel: 84% of Journalists Say Social Media Sources Less Reliable Than Traditional Sources. http://ow.ly/ZdUs

newscloud

News sourcing experiment to rely solely on Facebook, tweets http://ow.ly/ZyLY via @slashdot

jbhester

Online Newspaper Audience Dropping; Older Consumers Move to Social Media http://idek.net/zqP via @smalljones @communitygirl @mediatwo_social

AEJMC

New research finds that “newspapers offer more depth, insight than do major online sites” >>> http://bit.ly/81kRGY (NRJ)

LizzyNephew

Results for a social media usage survey taken by print and web journalists: http://bit.ly/6Ne3fm

AEJMC

NEW Hot Topic >>> Foursquare, journalism, and a sense of place http://bit.ly/7qZHkJ via @jlittau http://www.jlittau.net/

themediaisdying

NewsInnovation.com: Jarvis on entrepreneurial journalism http://is.gd/6A4XA #journ (RT @journalismnews)

themediaisdying

Just Two in Five Americans Read Newspaper Daily per Harris Interactive : http://bit.ly/6rbFF3

UGAGrady

RT @journalistics: Most News Still Comes from Traditional Sources: http://ow.ly/VMXP

newscloud

RT @knightfdn: 24 ideas have won $4.3 million in funding in the 2nd round of the Community Information Challenge: http://ow.ly/W2rr

jbhester

RT @therealmfb Why newspapers should host blogs. (Scripting News) http://bit.ly/6kR4uY #journalism

suzanneyada

CollegeJourn.com chat now! Topic: HuffPo is going to be aggregating college news. Reaction? http://ow.ly/UVs6

themediaisdying

Congrats to Lauren McCullough (@lfmccullough) who gets to head up Associated Press’ social media efforts : http://bit.ly/7iZDv2

mtdukes

New post: Earning the i in journalism: Building credibility brick by brick helps us better understand its value. http://bit.ly/6bAmcq

themediaisdying

AGREE? Michael Kinsley: Newspapers are failing because articles are too long : http://tinyurl.com/yl65ffr (RT @cyberjournalist) @jeffjarvis

KDavis

RT @stacyannj: I lk it! RT @iwantmedia: US 2day retools its Web site w/ eye on social media such as blogs & daily polls http://bit.ly/728E6c

ksablan

Just took a quick glance. This looks like another good one. RT @richardkendall: A local journalists Twitter guide: http://wp.me/pFG9X-1s 7 minutes ago from UberTwitter

Social Media: State and Use

February 16, 2010


jbhester

The State of Social Media Around the World 2010 http://bit.ly/cE49S4

jbhester

The Official Social Media and Mobile Glossary of 2010 http://bit.ly/7How5s

jbhester

RT @Aerocles: There’s No Such Thing As Social Media – http://bit.ly/74UVmZ

RLBriones

RT @Steveology: 8 Simple Steps to Growing a Quality Twitter Following | Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/13EFR

UGAGrady

RT @nprnews: Tweet This – CDC Offers 9 Pages (yes, 9 pages) Of Twitter Advice. http://ow.ly/12KWt

ksablan

Database of more than 100 social media policies includes @espn @bbc @npr @washingtonpost > http://bit.ly/aHg8mw via #smmoc

lrainie

Incomparable Robin Dunbar: New research shows social networks haven’t stretched the size of social networks http://bit.ly/8CMCUa

RLBriones

(via @mashable) RT @Steveology: Great read: What the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like – 4 Big Trends to Watch http://ow.ly/100BO

macloo

Enjoyed this! Internet 2009 in Numbers – http://bit.ly/5eqFfA (via @smashingmag) Data about YouTube, Twitter, int’nat’l users.

jbhester

Why the retweet is a powerful engagement tool http://bit.ly/5EDxiY

davos

Have your say about the growing influence of social networks! #WEF in Davos http://tr.im/blog76 ^ml

TechCrunch

Posterous Turns Post.ly Into A New Media Sharing Service For Twitter http://tcrn.ch/4Lftqj by @robinwauters

lizazzolino

Bookmark this link for updated social media stats by @jowyang http://bit.ly/8JcNi8

GuyKawasaki

One-third of adults post to Twitter, Facebook weekly http://om.ly/eMfR

CynthiaNichols

Interesting study. RT @marketing_power Pew Study: Social media usage makes you more social and involved, not less. http://bit.ly/6clQpy

AEJMC

RT @smccolumbia Another helpful “the digital age is now here” video (via @treypennington) http://ow.ly/VvuZ

jbhester

The revolution will not be televised (it will be Twittered, broadcast on YouTube, etc.) http://bit.ly/7SLzGd

Twitter & Facebook (Funny)

February 16, 2010

Amusing tweets about Twitter and Facebook:

SherryHeyl

I know a few of these people > The 85 Stages of Twitter http://icio.us/bliju2

jbhester

How Biz Stone Promoted Twitter in 2006 [FUNNY] http://bit.ly/aoh7An

ATHSocialMedia

How to Suck at Facebook – The Oatmeal http://ow.ly/11Nx8