Social Media

News Training
1:08 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

How NPR's Code Switch Grew a Social Media Audience From Scratch [VIDEO]

NPR's Code Switch, a team that reports on race, ethnicity and culture, launched in April, 2013. Months later, their Twitter account has over 16,000 followers and they've had a variety of fascinating conversations on different social media sites with their audience. 

NPR Digital Journalist Kat Chow recently shared how they did it in a webinar with Digital Services. Watch the recording and read through a summary below.

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Social Media News Training
3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Congratulations #NPRKnight Summer Contest Winners

You deserve a high five after that competitive #NPRKnight contest.
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It was a tough contest, but someone had to reign supreme. Congratulations to the #NPRKnight Twitter contest winners, honorable mentions and to everyone for making it through 11 weeks of training!

(Read more about the contest:  "How the #NPRKnight Contest Works.")

Without further ado, our winners:

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Twitter
11:35 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Twitter's Manager of Journalism and News Shares Top Twitter Tips With #NPRKnight

With practice, Twitter can be a useful storytelling and reporting tool.
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Updated July 15:

Mark Luckie, Twitter's Manager of Journalism and News, joined #NPRKnight to share his top tips  about using Twitter as a journalist during a Twitter chat  on July 12.

Luckie's many accomplishments to date include work at The Washington Post, the Center for Investigate Reporting, and founding the popular digital journalism blog 10,000 words.

In addition to checking out the useful recap below, don't miss Twitter's best practices for journalists and newsrooms [PDF].

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Twitter
1:14 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

How the #NPRKnight Twitter Contest Works

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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.

(Don't miss the whole guide to social media training)

Here's how it works:

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Social Media News Training
4:41 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Guide to Summer 2013 #NPRKnight Social Media Training [VIDEO]

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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 tgorman@npr.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.

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Social Media
4:21 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Mining Social Media for Story Ideas [VIDEO]

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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.   

Video:

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News Training
3:13 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

3 Ways Tweeting is Like Radio Reporting

Tweeting is not a skill that should come out of left-field for journalists that work in radio.

That's a key point that WBUR reporter Curt Nickisch made several times during a recent Twitter chat where he shared thoughts about his use of social media during the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt, and also in his day-to-day work.

While it does take practice, here are three key ways radio reporters are already ahead of the game on Twitter:

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Social Media
10:10 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Your Guide to #NPRKnight Social Media Training

Time to Tweet
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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 tgorman@npr.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. 

May 6-10

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.

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Winning!
2:51 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

And the #NPRKnight Winter 2013 Twitter Contest Winners Are...

 

Congratulations to the Winter 2013 #NPRKnight Twitter Contest winners!

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Social Media Marketing Training
3:59 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Best Practices for Marketing Your Station on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn [VIDEO]

Best Practices for Marketing Your Station on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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