This year’s Journalism Skills Conference from the NCTJ took place at Bournemouth University where Journalism.co.uk 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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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).
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.
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.