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Seeking advice on social media for journalists

This Friday I’m leading a workshop on blogging and social media for journalists at the annual New England Press Association convention. I’m expecting a fairly savvy group — not likely to be too many outright novices. Any advice?

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6 Comments

  1. MeTheSheeple

    From an earlier NICAR discussion:http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=67&aid=156905http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=157136http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=101&aid=157157Someone else’s favorite line, which I love, from the New York Times’ guide:“In general, being a “friend” of someone on Facebook is almost meaningless and does not signify the kind of relationship that could pose a conflict of interest for a reporter or editor writing about that person.”

  2. NewsHound

    Try to be nice to each other.

  3. Marc Larocque

    Talk about Twittering a funeral! I think that was an interesting experiment, albeit very controversial.Discuss the ethics of social media in relation to journalism.http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2008/09/rocky_mountain_news_plan_to_tw.phpHow can Twitter and other social media like Facebook work in the newsroom.

  4. Marc Larocque

    Here’s the link

  5. Leslie

    Tell them there’s a Drudge-sized fortune to be made by some ethical (read “non-Drudge”) journalist who can set up a site that’s as simply and cleanly constructed as Drudge’s and who’ll keep on breaking news as Drudge does. I look at Drudge several times a day, because he’s on it, even though I’m cringing at his ridiculously slanted and/or totally inaccurate screamer heads or his use of bad photos of anybody he doesn’t like (any Democrat and any middle-aged woman for openers) etc., then I find my own saner sources for breaking news I’m interested in. I’d switch in a NY minute to such a page and I’m sure millions of literate others would and this non-Drudge journalist could make a Drudge-sized pile on the ads. Adding a URL to the relevant local or area newspapers when a national story is breaking wouldn’t be a bad idea for everyone concerned. (Maybe if I rewrite this I can manage to use “Drudge” a few MORE times…sorry, no edit time, this is just a fly-by.)Leslie

  6. bostonmediawatch

    1) Anybody ever get fed a good story via a facebook, myspace, twitter, etc. contact?2) Anybody troll said “places” for ideas?3) If you’re a working journalist, do you feel you can you have a “personal” social networking page(s), or is it too much of a risk to your professional credibility?

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