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In Depth Social Media Training: Personal Branding, Story Development

a whole lot of tools

A compilation of materials used for a 6-week course focusing on skill development and workflow for reporters and hosts.

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Not Work-Related: Infographic Design

Being Human US and UK infographic

Putting my graphic design knowledge to work on a decidedly lighter topic than my usual fare: a TV scifi-comedy-drama.

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Identifying and Fulfilling Audience Needs: Live Kenya, Somalia Q&A

How an analytics deep dive can successfully drive project design, plus a great real-world application of Google’s realtime analytics.

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Making the News Relevant: What’s Your 9/11?

What's Your 9/11?

Our goal was to build a living database of these life-altering events, as seen through the eyes of those who experienced them. In doing so, we hoped to not only memorialize 9/11, but also make it relevant to our global audience.

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Minecraft office prank

Our friend Dino’s office looked too much like an office and not enough like a Minecraft mob spawner room. So, for his birthday, we fixed that.

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Introduction to Social Media

Screencap from intro to social media

What is social media for? Why should journalists get excited about it? An introduction to social media that ignores specific platforms and gets to the heart of why journalists should care.

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Twitter Basics (For Pure Beginners)

screengrab from twitter basics

The absolute basics of the platform and the conventions you need to know to start playing with it.

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Advanced Search Techniques: Twitter and Google

search training

A 1-hour refresher on advanced search techniques and strategies for Twitter and Google.

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Social Media Strategy (One Pager)

a whole lot of tools

An attempt to show a radio news team where they can derive benefit from incorporating social media into their workflow.

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Social Media Workflow for Radio News Show

Social Media Workflow

This sample workflow imagines the team has one person dedicated to digital and social media, and looks at how social media responsibilities might be effectively distributed among team members.

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