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Social Media for Finding News and Contributors

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EC3R 6EN

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Social Media for Finding News and Contributors

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This day-long course, delivered by former BBC journalist and social media consultant Sue Llewellyn, is a practical, hands-on session on how to use social media for finding information and newsgathering.

Designed to help you listen to online conversation, find people, stories, ideas and also to follow breaking news, it explores the digital landscape and the emergence of new messaging channels and trends.

It’s aimed at anyone who wants to use social media for research – journalists, writers, producers, researchers – or anyone who just wants to be able to search social media effectively and quickly. You’ll be surprised what you can find and what you didn’t know.

Course outline

The digital landscape

  • Where do you currently find information
  • Introduction to useful online platforms and sources
  • Changing behaviours

Social search

  • Basic search using Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms
  • Finding and following breaking news

Finding people and communities

  • Finding good sources and people to follow
  • Searching for knowns and unknowns
  • How to identify key influencers, communities and conversations

Advanced search tips and techniques

  • Language, useful filters and date search
  • Geolocation – how to find people in specific locations

Managing the flood

  • Finding and creating useful lists
  • How to filter news from noise using Tweetdeck filters
  • Other useful filtering tools for desktop and mobile

Avoiding pitfalls

  • Understanding the basics of verification – reverse image search etc
  • Ethics and etiquette – how to approach contributors
  • Legal issues – copyright and permissions

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