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Practical Advice: Tweet Your Stuff

If you work in public radio and have a piece on air or on the web, we strongly encourage both you and your editor to tweet about it once the webpage goes live. Here’s why:

1. You know your own work really well. It’s more personal coming from you.

2. You…

From NPR’s social media desk. 

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Scroll down to see a collection of tips and tweets from an ONA discussion of how to use Twitter for reporting, engagement and detecting trends. (Will have audio recording later)

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"What witnesses see will be shared for all to see, which is good, along with rumors, rank speculation … which is bad. The key skill of journalism today is saying what we don’t know, issuing caveats and also inviting the public to tell us what they know. … So the opportunity: If I ran a news organization, I would start a regular feature called, Here’s what you should ,now about what you’re hearing elsewhere.”

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Another articled pegged to Boston bombings, but has good advice for how to respond to people passing on bad info. Two good points (among several):

  1. Everyone gets one back-and-forth but then disengage. This is fact-sharing not a debate. Stop while you are ahead.
  2. Don’t expect people to respond, correct their mistake, or even RT your link. The best you can hope for is they stop spreading the myth further.
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Article drawing from Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath, but the lessons here can also be applied to Ferguson.

tl;dr: Rely on official accounts or first-person eyewitnesses, keep serious tone, don’t pass along speculation; don’t waste time shaming those who do pass on speculation; DO NOT MAKE A POLITICAL POINT BEFORE FACTS ARE KNOWN; don’t RT trolls. Answer questions, and feel free to ignore bloviators.

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Stressed? Just watch this. Then go buy a pug and a ball pit.

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bethomalley:

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thekidshouldseethis:

Water Balloons Falling (and Bouncing) in Slow Motion.
Rewatch the video.

Well. That’s awesome.

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Water balloons bouncing in slow motion.

bethomalley:

wnycradiolab:

thekidshouldseethis:

Water Balloons Falling (and Bouncing) in Slow Motion.

Rewatch the video.

Well. That’s awesome.

Wobble

Water balloons bouncing in slow motion.

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Follow this list to catch up on tweets from speakers and other sources who will be at SPJ EIJ14.

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With a title like that, how could I NOT post the Roy Peter Clark Poynter article?

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bethomalley:

Not sure what hashtag to use when tweeting about a certain topic? twxplorer can help you find it, and see recent tweets about the topic.

bethomalley:

Not sure what hashtag to use when tweeting about a certain topic? twxplorer can help you find it, and see recent tweets about the topic.

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