Teresa Gorman

Digital News Specialist

Teresa works with stations and NPR staff on NPR's coaching and development team to help strengthen journalists' reporting, editing and storytelling to bring a more engaging experience to a growing audience across platforms. 

Prior to joining NPR, Teresa was social media editor at PBS NewsHour, where she played a leading role in shaping NewsHour's social media, outreach and engagement strategy. 

When not at work, you'll probably find Teresa at the local library, watching regrettable television or exploring the many neighborhoods of Boston, Somerville and Cambridge.


11:38 am
Thu November 8, 2012

How the NPR-Knight Twitter Contest Works

This post was updated March 27 with Winter 2013 #NPRKnight winners.

Welcome to the NPR-Knight training Twitter contest!

Twitter can be a great tool for journalists and we believe 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 the sweet prizes) is a way to make it fun and a just a tad competitive. 

Never Used Twitter?

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Social Media
2:00 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Twitter 101 [VIDEO]

Don't forget to set up Twitter on your mobile device: smart phone not required.
Credit Flickr/MDGovpics

UPDATE: April, 2014

This webinar is out-of date.

Refer to Twitter's news guides for the most updated best practices for getting started on Twitter.  


In a recent webinar, we talked about Twitter basics and how to start taking advantage of it now.

Watch the video and click through the slides of the webinar below. Here are some highlights:

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2:46 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Ideas for Finding and Acquiring Photos Online [VIDEO]

NPR reporter David Welna snaps a photo while on assignment in Cleveland, Ohio.
Credit Courtesy Brian Bull

In this webinar, we reviewed different strategies for finding and acquiring images for your site and social media.

Included in the webinar are questions to ask yourself before choosing a photo, six strategies to build your photo library, and three common myths about photo online use. Have a question about the resources here? Email Teresa at TGorman@NPR.org.

Questions to ask before choosing and publishing a photo:

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Election 2012
11:32 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Cover the Election With Core Publisher [VIDEO]

For stations using Core Publisher, there are several tools that can help you cover the election in a meaningful way.

We went over several of those ideas, and learned how WUSF put them into practice during the Republican National Convention from News Director Scott Finn in a recent webinar. Find the slides, video of Finn's lessons and a recap below.

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Election 2012
2:25 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

5 Tips for Live Blogging and Tweeting the Election [VIDEO]

Live online election coverage helps create a more informed public by reaching them, and joining them, where they are.

That is why New Hampshire Public Radio does a mix of live blogging, live tweeting and live Facebook updates on big election nights, Brady Carlson shared in a webinar Oct. 11.

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Election 2012
3:33 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

12 Tips From Public Media Collaboration in St. Louis

Collaborations are an important tactic in any digital news strategy, especially around election season.

 Public media outlets in St. Louis are using that tactic for their election coverage in a project called "Beyond November." St Louis Public Radio, the St. Louis Beacon and Nine Network officially launched a “one-stop-shop” website this summer, and are in the midst of the collaboration that will continue, yes, beyond November. 

Bill Raack, SLPR News Director, and Kelsey Proud, SLPR Online/Social Media Producer, checked in and shared some of their lessons learned so far in a webinar on Oct. 4. 

12 Tips From Public Media Election Collaboration in St. Louis


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Election 2012
11:11 am
Wed October 3, 2012

10 Steps to a Digital Election Coverage Plan: Your Examples

Mallory Benedict/PBS NewsHour/Flickr

If you’re still pulling together your election coverage or are looking for more ideas, we shared a procrastinator’s guide to a digital election coverage plan in a webinar Sept 27.  

Within the guide are  10 steps to think about, along with lots of examples of how public media have used those steps in their own local coverage. Here are those examples, along with several others that participants shared:

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Election 2012
3:42 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

A Procrastinator's Guide to Digital Election Coverage [VIDEO]

 Election planning is in full swing in newsrooms across the country. As a service to all the procrastinators out there, we shared some ideas, tips and tools in a webinar on Sept. 27.

You can watch the full webinar or click through the slides below.

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Election 2012
11:34 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Are You Ready for the Election? [VIDEO]

Mallory Benedict/PBS NewsHour/Flickr

 Updated November 9

Elections are a staple of news coverage – they’re also a time your audience is looking for timely and relevant local stories. That means more traffic and engagement on your web site if you have the right content.

Recap webinars on topics from live blogging to examples of election successes, and don't forget to evaluate what worked and what didn't work with your station's election coverage this year.


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Station Spotlight
1:07 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Office Olympics: KUOW Staff Battle for Waste-basketball Gold

If you're already feeling nostalgic for the London Olympics, don't miss Seattle station KUOW's fun spin on the global event from last week. RadioActive, a KUOW program that trains teens to create radio, recently held the station's first-ever "office Olympics." The event is an example of producing digital content with personality, a diversity of voices and for the eye as well as the ear.

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