Aggregation

Greetings. At the end of the year we brought you the first 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.

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Whether it's breaking news or a slideshow of audience-submitted photos, aggregation is a great tool for getting information published quickly. But there are few best practices you need to follow so that your audience understands where the information came from and why you're including it. So, let's start with the anatomy of an aggregated story and then we'll jump to reasons to aggregate.

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Aggregation is just another word for using your resources wisely. The technique can be used on all types of stories ranging from weather to politics to breaking news.

In this webinar, we cover the basic requirements for aggregation on the web, how to find visuals to accompany aggregated posts, and how to make YouTube's search functions work for you when looking for videos for your site.

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Use Your Resources Wisely by Aggregating Local, Relevant Stories [VIDEO]

Feb 22, 2013

Aggregation can mean a lot of things. For us, it means just another way to use your resources wisely as you go through a day reporting on your community online and on-air.

Writing for the Web [VIDEO]

Jun 1, 2012

Our weekly webinar series continues over the next three weeks with a repeat of our web writing module.  We will revisit webifying scripts, writing headlines and original content for the web, and aggregation best practices.  

(Editor's note: These webinars have concluded, please find links to the recordings below.  Updated June 2012)

Aggregation [VIDEO]

May 10, 2012

Aggregation has become an important tool for reporting the news online. We cover some aggregation how-tos and best practices in this session. You can find the recorded webinar, slides and links below. 

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