On Wednesday, March 26th at 2:30pm EST, we held a Twitter chat to discuss digital strategy for public radio shows. Guests from NHPR's Word of Mouth and WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show joined, along with many other producers from local show. For a recap, go to: Three Things We Learned From Our #ShowsChat
Before the Twitter chat on Wednesday, you might want to take a look back at these posts on show specific, digital strategy:
- Training On Demand: How Public Radio Shows Can Help Their Stories Succeed Online
- Training On Demand: How To Start Your Public Radio Show Off Right On Social Media
- Four Methods From WNYC To Give Content From Shows Extra 'Digital Love' [VIDEO]
Please send any questions or topics you'd like us to cover to EJohnson1@npr.org or tweet it to us at @NPRDS, with the hashtag, #Showschat.
Fuzzy on how to participate in a Twitter chat? Take a look at our FAQ:
I'm not affiliated with a public radio show - can I join?
Yes! This chat is open to anyone who is using Twitter. Anyone interested in digital strategy for public radio shows is welcome.
What is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is a conversation about a specific topic, usually at a specific time. There are annual chats about everything from web journalism to agriculture. Organizations often use Twitter to hold one-time chats about specific topics, have Q+A's, discuss news series, and much more.
How do I join in?
Twitter chats are organized around specific hashtags. Our hashtag is #Showschat. Make sure to include #Showschat in all your tweets about the chat before, during and after. You can also follow along on this post.
How do I follow a hashtag?
There are several ways to follow a hashtag. (Most of these work from mobile, so you can join from anywhere.)
- You can search for #Showschat on Twitter.
- Set up a search column on a site such as Tweetdeck or HootSuite.
- Use Tweetchat.com
- Follow along on this post, where the hashtag will be embedded.
Here at Digital Services, we're checking in with shows around the country about their digital best practices and strategies. Have a suggestion for a post or show to talk to? Email it to EJohnson1@npr.org or tweet it to us @NPRDS.