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Building New Audiences, Engaging the Community with Pinterest


Is Pinterest still relevant for the news industry to use? This week we highlight some of the news organizations that are using Pinterest for innovative purposes and shedding light on new ways that Pinterest can open the door for nonprofit news organizations to use the platform to build new audiences and engage with the community. Continue Reading →

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Beyond the Pin in Pinterest: Tips for News Organizations and Journalists


Most likely you have heard about Pinterest but may not know how it works or why it would matter for news organizations and journalists. Here are some tips on how the news start-up can use this tool to engage with the community in a different way. Continue Reading →

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A Lawyer’s View: Bulletproofing your Tweets

The Value of Social Media for gathering information, developing your public persona as a journalist, and promoting your work is well-recognized, writes Jeff Hermes, Director of the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Yet promoting investigative work on social media platforms poses special challenges. In an article for INN, Hermes, who operates the Online Media Legal Network, details the issues at play and offers some guidelines to consider. Among them:

*Never say anything about the story in a social media context that you would not be comfortable publishing in the text of the story itself. *Facts that did not make it into the article should not appear in social media--particularly those facts removed during the vetting process. Continue Reading →

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