Social media strategy

Facebook Newswire offers journalists content verified by Storyful

Facebook Newswire has been sharing information verified by social newswire Storyful since late March, including images, relevant hashtags and breaking news updates

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24/04/14

5 ways news brands can take advantage of Linkedin

Speaking on the final day of the Digital Media Europe conference in London, Isabelle Roughol, the LinkedIn editor for France, shared her tips for publishers on the platform

Posted by Alastair Reid on 09/04/14

8 styles of online video at BBC News

Speaking at the Digital Media Europe, BBC News Online editor Steve Herrmann shared seven different ways of presenting online video that have worked for the broadcaster

Posted by Alastair Reid on 08/04/14

BBC using WhatsApp and WeChat at Indian elections

BBC News India are sending messages to users of private mobile messaging services, distributing news and crowdsourcing information

Posted by Alastair Reid on 04/04/14

Ask Me Anything? How journalists are using Reddit

From newsgathering to engagement, we look at the different ways in which journalists and newsrooms are using Reddit

Posted by Abigail Edge on 04/04/14

Buzzfeed: 'Emotional quotient matters more than IQ' on social

In a keynote at today's Rethink Media conference in Birmingham, BuzzFeed's Jonathan Perelman revealed the two main reasons he believes people want to share content

Posted by Abigail Edge on 25/03/14

Facebook shares tips for engagement and distribution

Features such as recommended pages and articles help to bring content to Facebook users' attention, while publishers can also make use of further tools and follow practical tips to improve engagement

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 25/03/14

NowThis News: 6 lessons in social video innovation

NowThis News's Editor-in-chief Ed O'Keefe shared his thoughts and insights from experimenting with video on the web at the Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24/03/14

The BuzzFeed 'science': Using data to guide decisions

Scott Lamb, vice president of international at BuzzFeed, outlines how different statistics the site collects can guide editorial and advertising teams

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24/03/14

Taking a 'start-up' approach to news innovation

A look at how Belgium broadcaster VRT set up and run an internal start-up focused on engaging the 'YouTube generation'

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 21/03/14

4 new ways to use social media for newsgathering

Mobile technology and social networks have changed how news is distributed, but are becoming an increasingly important source for news

Posted by Alastair Reid on 20/03/14

Study: Facebook news referrals are 'gaining' on Google

Traffic referrals to news sites from social media sites have overtaken referrals from search, according to a recent report by

Posted by Abigail Edge on 17/03/14

Content experiments for 'the YouTube generation'

A look at some of the digital projects being tested by Belgium public service broadcaster VRT's internal 'start-up', to engage a younger audience online, on mobile and on social media

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 14/03/14

BuzzFeed and BBC most socially-shared outlets in February

BuzzFeed content received more than 50 million interactions on Facebook in February, while BBC articles were shared almost 25 million times on Twitter, according to data released by Newswhip

Posted by Alastair Reid on 14/03/14

The web at 25: tools for journalists

It is 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed the idea for what became the World Wide Web, so to mark the anniversary we have drawn up 25 journalistic tasks and some online tools for the job

Posted by Alastair Reid on 12/03/14

Is online abuse affecting journalists' behaviour?

Journalists invited to continue responding to 'one minute' survey, the early results of which suggest 'macho' culture may be hiding effects of online abuse

Posted by Alastair Reid on 06/03/14

Radio reporter films 'mini-documentary' using iPhone

The series of short videos, filmed by a reporter for BBC Northampton, is said to be a first for BBC local or network radio

Posted by Abigail Edge on 03/03/14

How journalists juggle speedy reporting with verification

Editors from the BBC, Reuters and Associated Press discuss how journalists need to weigh up the 'need for speed' with accuracy and verification

Posted by Abigail Edge on 28/02/14

How online publishers use quizzes to engage around topical stories

Riding the wave of the recent shareable content trend, this week's podcast offers practical tips for online publishers on how to use quizzes to engage around news events, or simply entertain readers

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 28/02/14

9 ways to hone a headline to perfection

Writing for the web, print and social media can all be very different, but what should journalists bear in mind when writing headlines?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 12/02/14

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#Tip: Note these ways to optimise images for Twitter's in-stream preview

Find the recommended size and crop ratio to make the most of Twitter's in-stream previews for images.

Posted by Abigail Edge on 9 April 2014

#Tip: How often should you be posting to social media?

Tips for scheduling social media posts

Posted by Abigail Edge on 7 April 2014

#Tip: Remember these guides to online content length

Guidelines to content length for online publishing

Posted by Alastair Reid on 1 April 2014

#Tip: How to build your own personal brand

Robert Hernandez reveals how he has built a successful personal brand on Twitter in this Poynter video

Posted by Abigail Edge on 16 January 2014

#Tip: Social media guidelines for journalists

Curated list of news outlets' social media guidelines from around the world

Posted by Abigail Edge on 15 January 2014

#Tip: Useful tools for digital newsrooms in 2014

A list of tools from NewsWhip for digital journalists

Posted by Abigail Edge on 13 January 2014

#Tip: Advice for journalists using LinkedIn

Two posts offering useful advice on how to get the most out of LinkedIn

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 December 2013

#Podcast: Using Instagram to find and share media with meaning

A podcast on how media outlets are using Instagram to share images

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 29 November 2013

#Tip: Take a note of this list of tools and apps via the ONA conference

Collection of apps and tools based on the ONA conference

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 14 November 2013

#Tip: Catch up on video from BBC social media event

Videos from the BBC social media conference

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11 November 2013

#Tip: See these stats on news site traffic from social media

40% of social traffic is mobile, and other key stats from a study by Chartbeat

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 1 November 2013

#Tip: Read this post on the 'psychology of social media sharing'

Tips on increasing engagement on Facebook, as discovered through analysing posts by the Boston Globe

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 29 October 2013

#Tip: A guide to the best time for posting to social media and more

A guide to audience engagement stats on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, emails and more

Posted by Alastair Reid on 26 September 2013

#Tip: See how news spread on social media in August

Research finds the most tweeted story in August was Guardian story on arrest of David Miranda

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 19 September 2013

#Tip: Use for quick, free Twitter analytics

Tips on using as a Twitter analytics tool for editors

Posted by Alastair Reid on 30 August 2013

#Tip: Three ways journalists can use Facebook more effectively

Tips for using Facebook as a journalists, including using list and search facilities

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 7 August 2013

#Tip: Remember Jay Rosen's social media tips for journalists

Jay Rosen's tips on social media for journalists

Posted by Alastair Reid on 2 August 2013

Five key courses for journalists in September

We are organising courses in data journalism, iPhone reporting, open data for journalists and creating a buzz on social media

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 31 July 2013

#Podcast: Talking social media and interactives at Al Jazeera

In this week's podcast we dive deep into the work of Al Jazeera, looking at crowdsourcing, social media and interactives

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 19 July 2013

#Podcast: How newsrooms are using social media analytics

Podcast looking at how newsrooms use social media analytics

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 7 June 2013
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