Emerging Social Platforms for News: Introduction and Best Practices

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Course Overview

Emerging Social Platforms for News: Introduction and Best Practices
Originally Broadcast On:
September 10, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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You see these video streams popping up in your Twitter feed, you watch Snapchat stories from big news organizations. You know you need to be sharing your own news on these emerging platforms, but maybe you don't know where to start. New visual platforms are popping up all the time. How do you experiment and build a following?

NowThis is a news organization that hosts content exclusively on platforms across the social web. NowThis exists solely on social platforms, so they're keenly aware of what it takes to be successful on each platform. The key is knowing how content is consumed on a platform, so you know how to create storytelling that succeeds.

In this Webinar, you'll get background on the most popular social media platforms, and you'll explore best practices for using social media to share your reporting, develop a following and engage with your community.

What Will I Learn:
  • The landscape of social media platforms
  • How to decide which story goes on which platforms
  • How to understand what is working on NowThis platforms
  • How to quickly adapt for new platforms
Who Should Take this Course:

The Webinar is designed for journalists who want to insight into social media platforms and want to find and build audiences in unconventional platforms for news.

Course Instructor:

Dhiya Kuriakose

Dhiya Kuriakose is a senior producer and strategist at NowThis. Aside from working with the data team and providing insights and strategy for the editorial, she runs the emerging platforms team at NowThis. Dhiya graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Technical Requirements:

1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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