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#Tip of the day for journalists: Different ways to use Pinterest

November 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Photography, Top tips for journalists

A magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists, Quill, recently published a post by Jodi Mozdzer which looked at the different ways news outlets are using Pinterest which could offer some inspiration for journalists wanting to making the most of the platform. Examples include posting front pages, key quotes from articles, user-generated content, staff biographies or illustrations.

Earlier this year Journalism.co.uk also listed ideas for 10 ways news outlets can use Pinterest.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – ‘unmute’ your Pinterest boards by adding SoundCloud audio

June 21st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

SoundCloud last night announced on its blog that sounds from the audio platform can be pinned on Pinterest.

News outlets are both using Pinterest to engage with users for the bookmarking platform and others are encouraging readers to “pin” their content by adding “pin it” buttons.

Here are 10 ideas for news outlets using Pinterest. Pinning SoundCloud audio is idea number 11.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

 

 

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – links to lessons on using Pinterest

Director of community engagement & social media of Digital First Media Steve Buttry has compiled a list of “helpful things that others have written about Pinterest”, which include journalists themselves sharing how Pinterest is being used by newsrooms and other advice on using the platform, such as tracking the source of images.

He also helpfully links to his own advice on how journalists and newsrooms can use Pinterest.

Tipster: Rachel McAthy

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – embed a photo slideshow using Pinterest

Before leaving WalesOnline to edit the Daily Post in North Wales last month, Alison Gow blogged about how the “limitations” of their current CMS inspired a workaround with digital journalist Gareth Rogers coming up with the idea of using Pinterest to showcase photos.

It may seem like a small thing, but when you’ve got images that the reader would want to see in more detail (or an infographic, for example) it can be somewhat restrictive.

Anyway, Gareth came up with a clever workaround (necessity really is the mother of invention) to show off a series of fashion photos from the Aintree race meet – he pinned the images to our Piinterest news board, and then embedded them back on the site. Now, when you click on the image, it opens, large-scale, in a new tab.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – how to get more pins on Pinterest

April 13th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Dan Zarrella has done some research on Pinterest and created this infographic to explain how to get more pins and repins on the visual bookmarking site.

It is clear from the research that recipe’s are the most popular “repinnable” content, with”images about design” being the most pinned.

Here are 10 ideas for news outlets using Pinterest.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – create a Pinterest board to thank pinners

Here is an idea from Northcliffe Digital title This is Kent. Journalists there have has created a board on online pinboard Pinterest to reward and thank pinners.

Here is their board Hey, thanks for pinning us.

And here are 10 ideas for news outlets using Pinterest.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

 

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – follow ProPublica’s ‘tools and data’ Pinterest board

April 4th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Data, Top tips for journalists

US investigative news site ProPublica is collating a “tools and data” board on visual bookmarking site Pinterest.

Journalists, especially those who work with data, will find this collection of pins useful.

For example, here is ProPublica’s guide to scraping websites for data.

Here are Journalism.co.uk’s 10 ideas for news organisations using Pinterest

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link– we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#jpod: How news organisations are using Pinterest

Pinterest has overtaken Twitter as a traffic driver to websites, according to research by Shareaholic, a company that creates content sharing tools for publishers.

This podcast takes a look at how news organisations are using the online pinboard and social network for collating and sharing links.

It hears from Emily Steel, a social media editor at the Wall Street Journal, Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post UK and Janet Aronica, head of marketing for Shareaholic.

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – 10 social media tips for bloggers

Mashable has produced a handy social media guide for bloggers.

It includes advice on embracing bookmarking site Pinterest, such as adding a “Pin It” button to enable readers to pin articles from your blog or news site.

Pinterest is the hot new frontier for bloggers.

Pinterest is the cool new kid, and all of the bloggers are scrambling to establish a presence there. Pin your best photos onto themed boards with links to a relevant blog post. Blogs with strong visual content, like fashion, food, design, crafts and travel, are a natural fit. Infographics will also do quite well. Dont forget to add a Pinterest plugin (like the Pinterest “Pin It” Button for WordPress users) to make it easy for your readers to share your content on their Pinterest boards.

 

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Tool of the week for journalists – Pinterest

Tool of the week: Pinterest

What is it? A bookmarking and sharing tool

How is it of use to journalists? Pinterest has been growing in popularity recently.

It is a virtual bookmarking system that can be used by newsrooms to curate and share news.

Indeed Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times (NYT), suggested at last week’s news:rewired conference that NYT will be joining.

When Heron was asked: “Are there any emerging platforms that NYT are excited about?”

She answered:

Pinterest is one up and coming platform, but we’re still figuring out what the community wants there and how we can deliver something new. You’ll see us there soon.

Journalism.co.uk has since created a Pinterest account and has used it to collate blog posts from news:rewired.

It is invite-only at the moment but we have a handful to share. Email us using this link if you would like one.

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