Mandy Jenkins and I led a session, “Social Media and Community Connection” March 8 at the American Press Institute, part of a seminar, “The Battle for Community: Crowded, Competitive and Hyperlocal.”
We encouraged participants to tweet about the presentation. You can read all their tweets (if they remembered to use the #apisocialmedia hashtag) on CoverItLive or you can read my curation of some of the tweets using Storify. Melanie Coulson of the Ottawa Citizen said she prefers ScribbleLive to CoverItLive, because it is in HTML rather than Flash, so it’s more searchable on Google.
I also showed the group how to embed live tweets (though they won’t stay there more than a couple of days) to accompany a story, using TwitStat.us.
Other links Mandy and I mentioned in our presentation:
- TBD’s Twitter coverage of the Discovery hostage situation
- Mandy’s blog post about our coverage of the Discovery story
- My case study of @statesman’s use of Twitter to cover a breaking story
- Mandy’s account of using Xtranormal to make presentation of a transcript more interesting (be sure to watch the animation)
- Mandy’s social media guidelines
- My account of how Twitter would have helped journalists covering Denver plane crash
(If seminar members can recall anything else we mentioned that isn’t linked above, please let me know in the comments and I will add the links.)
Here are the slides for our presentation: