Facebook for Journalists

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Course Overview

Facebook for Journalists
Originally Broadcast On:
November 12, 2009
Time Estimate:
One hour


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Facebook isn't just for personal status updates and reconnecting with high school friends; it's also a valuable journalistic tool.

Facebook in your news organization can reach new readers, enhance storytelling and engage an online audience. In this Webinar, originally broadcast Nov. 12, 2009, we'll explore ways other news organizations are using Facebook, potential business benefits of Facebook and ethical challenges.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to develop a Facebook strategy for your news organization
  • How to avoid common ethical potholes
  • How to use Facebook to find sources
  • How to build relationships with your audience
  • How to start conversations with your audience
Who Should Take this Course:

This course is for anyone trying to figure out how social networking Web sites play into news organizations.

Course Instructor:

Ellyn Angelotti Kamke

Since joining The Poynter Institute in 2007, Ellyn Angelotti Kamke has helped Poynter explore the journalistic values and the legal challenges related to new technologies, especially social media. She also has helped create and develop Poynter’s use of such interactive teaching tools as online chats and podcasts. You can follow her on Twitter at @ellynkamke.

Her current work is focused on the intersection of journalism, technology and the law. She recently graduated from law school at Stetson University College of Law, where she received the Judge Raphael Steinhardt award for character, leadership and service to the community.

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