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#Tip: Remember these tips for multimedia storytelling

Interactives and multimedia stories seemed to be everywhere in 2013, and although they can do a great job of explaining complex issues or marrying multimedia content the bottom line should always be the story, not the technology.

These eight tips featured on the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism blog, written by experience multimedia producers, cover the process from beginning to end and offer important advice on elements to bear in mind when going beyond the written word.

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#Tip: Remember these tips on live-tweeting

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Image by petesimon on Flickr. Some rights reserved

Live-tweeting has taken on a prominent role in events coverage as an integral part of the 24-hour news cycle. As well as writing up a traditional news piece, reporters are often expected to give live coverage to conferences, speeches, protests, sports events, court cases, council meetings and any other context of breaking news, within the law. Anyone can tweet, but not everyone can do it well.

So Adam Tinworth, online journalism lecturer at City University, digital media consultant and liveblogger since 2001, has shared his three top tips on live tweeting, a blog post which is gathering further useful comments from other digital luminaries.

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#Tip: Remember these diverse tips for getting local stories

With the wealth of information and data at our fingertips in 2013, ways to source local stories go beyond knowing your beat and developing contacts. These two are both included in this list of “strategies” collected by Stephanie Miles at hyperlocal research site Street Fight, but only after she lists some inventive digital options for discovering more about a community.

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#Tip: Other social media networks to consider

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Image by Thinkstock

There’s a whole world of social media out there – just take a look at this list if you don’t believe me. This ‘social networks directory’ was compiled by the Social Media Agency, and could be a useful start for journalists looking to widen their net beyond the social staples of Twitter and Facebook.

Hat tip: @digidickinson

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#Tip: Remember these tips for trainee journalists

Last week we made a storify on tips for trainee journalists full of excellent advice from professionals.

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#Tip: Remember these early iOS 7 pointers for journalists

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Image by renatomitra on Flickr. Some rights reserved

Reactions have been mixed to the unveiling of Apple’s new iOS 7, available in autumn. New features that are better suited to users habits have been welcomed while the move away from skeuomorphism – using real-world textures like wood or leather – to a flatter, more cartoon-like appearance has been greeted with uncertainty.

Cosmetic aspects aside, mobile reporting expert Neal Augenstein and the Nieman Lab’s Joshua Benton have been musing on what the changes and updates could mean for journalists and news outlets. If you’re an Apple user it is well worth having a read of Augenstein’s first thoughts and Benton’s early conclusions.

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#Tip: Pointers on reporting local elections

Local elections in the UK are now less than a month away and the helpful folks over at Talk About Local have put together some tools and tips for reporting on the events in a hyperlocal context.

The tools are presented in a public Google doc while a blogpost from media law expert David Banks is also provided to warn against any potential legal pitfalls.

As the Google doc is open source, the Talk About Local team hope users will add their own suggestions to create an “open source toolkit for elections”, so feel free to contribute if you know of any more.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: Use the Twitter phone app for alerts

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You may opt to use one of the third-party Twitter apps on your phone (such as Tweetbot or Neatly), but it is worth adding Twitter’s own app so you can use your phone as a second screen to keep an eye on any Twitter accounts you manage.

If you manage several Twitter accounts, adding all accounts to the app on your phone provides a really handy way of keeping an eye on activity. If you use a computer set up with a single screen, having the alerts display on your phone can be useful while working, plus it allows you to keep track at evenings and weekends.

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