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When creating a Storify, you want to make sure that it flows and tells the story as best as you can. Here are five major things you should not forget when making your Storify. Remember that you are telling a story. Your readers need to have some kind of background on the topic you're speaking on, especially if your Storify is their main source. You are telling a story and there needs to be a narrative. Make sure that readers understand the story you are telling. Get everyone's point of view. if you're telling a story about a public event,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Global Media News
Your profile on LinkedIn is essential to landing you jobs and getting yourself noticed. It's a sure way to steer you on your career path. Don't get caught making these five mistakes. Do not have a boring headline. Make sure that you have an attention-grabbing headline or companies will skip over your profile and go on to the next candidate. Lacking an interesting header will not draw in professionals and expresses that you are not enticing. Do not leave your profile incomplete! Something as small as not having a profile picture will have a negative effect on you. According to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Global Media News
Storify is one of the best ways to collect and share what many are saying all over the world. It's an efficient way to create stories using social media. Here are three tips journalists can use to improve their Storify. Visuals are key! Nothing adds color to a post like pictures and videos. We all know that many readers have a short attention span, so it's best to include visuals that spark their interest. According to Doug Haddix, "To keep readers engaged, you need to break up a sea of gray tweets with visuals." They can make or break a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Global Media News
In the media world, it is necessary to have a LinkedIn page to establish your professional identity. Here are five ways that journalists use LinkedIn to their advantage. Following companies and other journalists is a great way to network and build business relationships with professionals in your field. They are able to see what offers companies may have available. They interact with people who share the same career path as them or who can help them advance to the next step. It's all about making connections that have substance. Sharing stories of their success is what many journalists tend to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Global Media News
Although there are a number of social platforms where people can express their opinions, thoughts, and themselves, many prefer to use a personal blog. Here a few reasons why people choose blogging over other forms of social media. Awareness. Many blogs focus on one issue and the main goal is to persuade others to think in a certain direction. These blogs are usually created by bloggers that want to make a difference in some way in their society or in the world. It helps to connect and join them with others who feel as passionate as they do about the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Global Media News
You don't need much to make your tweet stand out and be the star of all tweets. Here are 5 great tweets where you can get some pointers from. 1. The picture in this tweet of a greasy burger makes you feel like you can taste it and entices you to click the link and find out if people loved it or not. The image almost forces you to click the link to find out who cam up with this and when will it be available to the public. Everyone loves fattening foods and sweets from time to time, so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Global Media News
Podcasts are definitely in; they are the new trend. For those who may not know, podcasts are digital media files that are produced in a series. Whether audio or video, people tune in to listen to different kinds of content and hear others' viewpoints. Podcasts have grabbed the attention of many with their content and accessibility. People can talk about anything without having to be filtered or politically correct. And you can listen to them on devices such as your cell phone, laptop, or tablet at any time. Brian Bertucci states, "It shares common ground with other time shifting technologies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Global Media News
Twitter profiles are a way to tell who a person is without giving all of the details of their life. It's a great way to mix your professional side with a little of your personal life. Here are three great twitter profiles of media professionals: Angie Martinez's profile gives you a clear idea of who she is and shows she is a little creative. Her location says, "NYC" which leaves no doubt about where she lives and works. Her profile picture shows creativity and gives off a fun vibe with the bright colors. Her background picture let's it be known... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Global Media News
There are many ways for journalists to use Snapchat. Here are a few ways these media professionals engage in one of the major social media outlets. 1. Journalists use Snapchat for breaking news around the world. Aside from the disappearing selfies, this platform offers domestic and international news via Snapchat stories. Journalists are able to read full length articles on the Discovery page and also see visuals longer than ten seconds of what's happening globally. 2. They use this platform to see if their audience engages with their content. They are able to track their followers, the views they get,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at Global Media News
These days it is hard for news publishers to keep the attention of their consumers. Everything is digital. If people want news they immediately turn to their smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No one thinks to go pick up a newspaper anymore; print is struggling. News Publishers are "losing control" of their consumers to the major technology platforms and social media. They are dependent on Facebook, Apple, Google, and many others. Not many people are reading a printed newspaper or magazine. Readers no longer have interest in reading newspapers especially with their lengthy articles. Publishers keep coming up with ideas to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Global Media News
BuzzFeed can attribute most of its success to its shares- people love to share BuzzFeed posts, including myself. The amount of traffic coming from social media, mainly Twitter, benefits their popularity. The Guardian says, "A whopping 75% of BuzzFeed's traffic comes from social media." Their posts and quizzes are very relatable, making it easy for people to share on Twitter and Facebook. The president of BuzzFeed, Jon Steinberg, states that the site's popularity is also due to their posts being positive and not about fake buzz. As long as they continue to ignore their haters and keep their posts funny... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Global Media News
We have established that social media is amazing and can benefit us- if we use it right. Social media comes with an unwritten handbook that journalists should know about; it's like common sense. Once you know some major 'Don'ts', your journalism will be taken seriously and gain the attention that you want. Being one-sided is never the route to go when reporting a story. Rachel Segal says that it's important to know, "There are two sides to every story... and journalists should tell them both." Journalists should always remain unbiased about any story they report. Avoiding profanity and proofreading your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Global Media News
With so many people using social media platforms to obtain the latest news, journalists have embraced this new form of media. Journalists use social media handles such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. to check breaking news and to gain a wider audience. They also find it helpful in order to find new ideas, self-promote, and make connections with people all over. It's very important for journalists to stay connected with their audience. The Washington Post stated, "...nearly 80 percent said they regularly use social networking sites to stay on top of recent developments. But a full 73.1 percent specifically cited... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Global Media News
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