Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial

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April 10, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
April 10, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Spundge is a curation and publishing platform used by journalists at Digital First Media, Quartz, National Journal, the Vancouver Sun, and other news outlets. They use it to easily track news and topics, and to quickly discover and curate content from social networks and other sources.

Once gathered using Spundge, tweets, YouTube videos, SoundCloud clips and other content can be easily dragged and dropped into place to build a story that can be published on any CMS, sent as an email newsletter, and promoted to Twitter and Facebook — all in one shot.

Spundge makes editorial workflow faster and more collaborative.

This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

You can also see more tools in the Digital Tools Catalog.

Quick Start Guide

If you don't see a video player, click here Spundge Demo

What Will I Learn:
  • How Spundge can help you save time by tracking RSS feeds and social networks all in one place, with lots of useful filters
  • Ways to increase newsroom collaboration and knowledge sharing that will save time and reduce duplication of tasks
  • How to use content curated in Spundge to quickly create blog posts, email newsletters and articles that can instantly be published on any website, with full SEO value
  • How other newsrooms and organizations are using Spundge
Who Should Take this Course:

Journalists, bloggers, editors, managers, producers and anyone who wants to curate content, research stories and share with colleagues more effectively.

Course Instructor:

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog on Poynter.org that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification. The blog moved to The Poynter Institute in December 2011, and he joined as adjunct faculty. Craig serves as director of content for Spundge, and is national president of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

Sponsor:

Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner:

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute conducts research, training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism in the 21st century.

Founded in 1946, its mission was to help the news industry fulfill the purpose of the First Amendment – to sustain a free press in the public interest. That mission continues in the modern era.

The Institute initially was located at Columbia University’s Journalism School before moving in 1974 to Reston, Va.

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