Jan. 30: Social media & news

Today’s agenda: We’ll discuss your assessments of how journalists/news organizations distribute news and connect with the audience. We’ll also talk about how organizations can measure audience engagement via social media.

Due today: Blog post 4. See previous post for details.

For Tuesday: We’ll talk about our upcoming Twitter Scavenger Hunt with journalism students at Lindenwood University, as well as your Tweet the News assignment photos.

Due Tuesday: Read the folder Social media tools for journalists and complete the Tweet the News assignment. You do not have to use a smartphone if you don’t have one. You can use a digital camera & upload the photo, or borrow a friend’s smartphone.

  • Commit an act of journalism
  • Take a picture of something that is news
  • Post to Twitter with an explanation of why it’s news
  • Use #mpj2014

Example

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