Here’s a slightly revised version of the Social Networks: Engaging Users With News webinar I gave to a few hundred virtual attendees when I flew out to the Poynter Institute in Florida in May.
The slideshow offers eight different areas of social networking that news publishers — anyone from a single individual to a full newsroom — can leverage to engage people around news events in a more robust, interactive way. Specifically:
- Blue skies: new approaches to news
- Google Map mashups
- Instant social networks
- Geocoding and citizen photography
- The awesomeness of Twitter
- Widgets: tapping into local conversations
- Facebook & the news
- Community video
Journalism profs, are you paying attention?
This was part of the News University course I taught under the Knight Digital Media Center leadership series. (Go here for the NewsU webinar.)