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Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to cover breaking news live with mobile devices

Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about covering breaking news, live while at the scene, with mobile as the focus. What are the basic steps reporters should take when covering braking news? What are the essential tools? What works? What can enhance the breaking news coverage? And what can the desk do?

But, most importantly, what are the simplest, most effective ways to cover news live?

Join us and bring your #realtalk, your pro-tips and your links!


The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beyond Twitter and Facebook: What social platforms should newsrooms join?

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Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about social media platforms other than Twitter and Facebook. Which ones should newsrooms be active in? Which ones should you join? How do you choose where to be? How can small newsrooms manage?

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to improve live coverage


Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.
Today we are talking about how to improve live web coverage. What makes readers stay? How do you cover sports games? What tools do you need? As always, bring your #realtalk.
You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Beyond 'don't be stupid': Best Twitter practices for journalists

Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking the best ways to tweet as a journalist and how to avoid problems. What are the social media guidelines for journalists, beyond 'stay professional' or 'don't be stupid'? Should all journalists in a newsroom be on Twitter? How do you balance encouraging people to add personality with risking getting into trouble?



Bring your #realtalk.

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Should news stories be more 'bloggy'?

You probably wouldn't use this image in a news story.
OR WOULD YOU?
Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking articles, but also blogs. Should news stories be more 'bloggy'? Should blogs from news organizations be absorbed by the main site's own coverage in articles? Is the blog itself as a form undergoing a crisis? How should one measure a blog's success or failure? Bring in your realtalk!

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

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