When you’re working on deadline or with tight resources, sometimes you need to invent video to help spread your message.
Text overlay is a key strategy in social media video because it makes content accessible for all users.
So far, I’ve learned a whole lot of things that don’t work well and only a few things that do. I’ll compare this post later to what I learn at ONA16, where I plan to attend several sessions on these topics.
By far the most popular example I brought with me to my SPJ presentation was my new iPad kit — so new I don’t really know what it will be used for yet.
Simply put, it is easier for people to be assholes online. A troll whisperer wins people over by reminding them they are still dealing with real people on the web.
For our coverage of the 2013 Colorado general election, I employed mapping lessons learned during my attendance at the ONA13 conference. I used data from the Secretary of State to create four Fusion Table maps used on TV and online.
Using some freeware libraries and a piece of software called “Tumult Hype,” I’ve been able to undertake some new projects recently that animate to allow users to explore content.
In Twitter parlance (twarlance?) the @ symbol always precedes a name and the # always precedes the subject. So why do newsrooms try to turn their own name into a hashtag?
A newsroom is an invigorating place that encourages new ideas, but the peak of that feeling often stems from tragedy.
I’ve been working to modify a WordPress template specifically for use as an internal organization tool for newsrooms.
The value of social media is derived from how well you project your customer experience to those people who aren’t yet customers.
The Twittersphere is a vast and confusing place, full of clutter. Here are my suggestions for cutting through it all.
Facebook has tipping points. By understanding those factors, you can utilize the system to your advantage.