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#Tip: Check out this Storify on essential skills for journalism

November 28th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

This year’s Journalism Skills Conference from the NCTJ took place at Bournemouth University where editor Rachel Bartlett (née McAthy) joined a panel speaking about essential tools for journalists.

Prior to speaking, she crowdsourced some advice and opinions from Twitter on the subject and collected it in the Storify below.


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#Tip: Get a photo byline for your Storify stories in Google search results

September 2nd, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Search, Top tips for journalists

At the end of last week Storify, which lets you create stories by adding tweets and other social media, enabled you to get a photo byline in Google search results.

You have probably seen journalist and blogger photos displayed beside the story they have authored in Google search results.


You can now get photo bylines for Storify stories too. This blog post from Storify explains how to set this up.

In your Storify settings, connect your Google+ account. Then go to your Google+ profile, to ‘links’, and add a link with your username (see below).


To set up your picture byline for Google News results, follow the instructions here.

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#Tip: Read these 130 pieces of advice if you are an aspiring journalist

August 15th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Regular readers of will know that we publish a daily tip for journalists. Today’s tip is one for those considering a career in journalism.

As today is A-level results day, we took to Twitter to gather tips from experienced journalists for wannabe reporters.

Here is a (long) list of the responses.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: 12 tips for using Storify

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Last month digital publishing director for Trinity Mirror regionals David Higgerson blogged about Storify and the way journalists can use it to curate and search social media. Here is his post outlining 12 tips on using the platform.

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

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#Tip of the day for journalists – newsgathering with social media

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Image by shawncampbell on Flickr. Some rights reserved

Social media director for the Wall Street Journal Liz Heron has Storified some of the responses she received after posting a tweet a few days ago asking for the “#1 tip for social media newsgathering”.

The resulting Storify highlights some of the key pointers shared, such as verification and building trust with sources, as well as some digital tools to add to a journalism toolkit (including Storify itself).

See the full Storify here. also recently produced a how to guide on using social media to gather news.

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#Tip of the day from – Storify’s tips for using platform during Olympics

Storify has outlined five ways to use the platform to cover the Olympics in London this year. This includes producing a scrapbook of tweets and pictures posted by athletes taking part in the Games or curating stories about a certain country, or specific niche interest.

See the full post here.

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New record for Storify as US bus monitor Storify gets more than 1.5m views

Digital storytelling platform Storify has announced that a Storify produced by US journalist and student Ben Doernberg, which curated the latest responses and reaction to a video in which a bus monitor is seen being taunted (there’s more on this story from the BBC at this link), has hit a new record for Storify by recording more than 1.5 million views.

At the time of writing the number of views stood at 1,575,345. More than $650,000 has also been raised after an Indiegogo page was set up to give the bus monitor a holiday.

See the Storify about the record here.

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Tweetbot partners with Storify to allow Twitter conversation sharing

Tweetbot, a Twitter client app for iOS and a previous app of the week, has added Storify integration.

Users of the iPhone and iPad Tweetbot app can now easily Storify a conversation they spot on Twitter.

There is no need to move away from Tweetbot to Storify, a tool to allow the curation of social media content, all is done with a swipe and three taps within the app.

Just swipe right on a tweet that is part of a conversation, tweet the conversation and it is automatically Storified.

If you don’t have a Storify account one will be created.

The 2.3 update was released yesterday. Those with the app can update, new users can download from the App Store for £1.99.

Here is a Storify explaining how it works.

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Storify stories now on news reader app Pulse

April 19th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Mobile, Social media and blogging

Curated storytelling tool Storify has partnered with news reader app Pulse.

The move marks Storify’s first syndication deal and sees curated stories by Storify users such as Al Jazeera’s the Stream, the Washington Post and the White House communications team available on the social newsreader app.

Pulse, which is available for the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Nook, allows readers to chose to add their favourite news providers and feeds giving a personalised reading experience.

A Storified blog post by the company explains how to add your Storify creations to your personalised Pulse app.

You can also see your stories – or any account’s stories – on Pulse by subscribing to the RSS feed at the top of Storify profile pages. Then call the feeds up from Google Reader on Pulse. You’ll be able to see all those accounts’ stories on Pulse from then on.
For more on the syndication deal see this Storify.

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#Tip of the day from – use Storify’s new search feature

April 2nd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Content curation tool Storify last week added a search box to allow you to use keywords to find Storifys from your local area, beat or topic.

A Storify says that this was a feature users were asking for.

Tipster: Sarah Marshall

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