Participating in an #NPRKnight Twitter chat? Here's a quick FAQ to read through.
I'm not in #NPRKnight training - can I join?
Yes! This chat is open to anyone who is using Twitter. We welcome others to join in. Just keep in mind that discussion will focus on using Twitter from the perspective of journalists at NPR member stations.
Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package draw water sample to determine levels of contamination.
Credit West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs via Flickr
When thousands of gallons of a chemical spilled into a river in West Virginia in January, leading to a water crisis that affected over 300,000 people, West Virginia Public Broadcasting provided comprehensive coverage on the radio, on television, on their site and on social media.
Hello! We're pleased to share with you the last set of webinars in our three-part series on building digital news capacity. The series are based on our 11-week Knight training for stations.
The first series laid the foundation for building digital capacity in your newsroom and for crafting stories that will resonate with and engage your audience. The second installment built on that foundation by exploring workflow, photography and aggregation. And now, the last in our three-part series addresses how to engage and connect with your audience.
Twitter is best learned by doing. The purpose of this contest is simple -- so you can learn the value and best practices of Twitter by actively using it. The contest and resulting prize is a way to make it fun and just a tad competitive.
Welcome to the social media part of our training! This page has everything you need to guide you through the next three weeks, so bookmark it, and email Teresa if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next three weeks will focus on the practical ways you can use social media for reporting, audience growth, story mining and content creation.
The first week of social media training focuses on making the most of your station's Facebook page. We also begin our Twitter contest, which you can learn more about here.
Want to put social media and your community to work for you to find story ideas? Eric Athas and Teresa Gorman walk you through how to to utilize your social media community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Reddit to find sources and story ideas for on-air and online.