What I’m reading: December 2, 2014

A few social journalism links.

  • Thanks to my brother-in-law for sending along this Globe article about how Twitter has changed sports scoops.
  • GQ writer Jeff Sharlet is doing great social-only reporting on Instagram. Check it out.
  • Anyone can be a social media journalist — including 13 year old Devan Fink.
  • NPR Digital Services has archived a great webinar on how to create audio for social media
  • ABC has launched a Facebook newscast, daily one minute videos solely produced for the social platform. This is an interesting experiment, but since its launch last night it’s gotten some negative feedback for looking like a repurposed on-air to web video. There is also doubt about how Facebook will surface this newscast — what happens to the people who see the newscast later in the day or even later? Should ABC take down the video after a few hours, to prevent the content from becoming outdated?

One more thing. I’m hosting #wjchat tomorrow (12/3, 8 p.m. EST), talking about social media skill building in newsrooms. I’ll write a post with my biggest takeaways after the chat.


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