This basic session gives early adopters or late comers an overview of Twitter as a platform, the top tools to use, how to search and tips for new features and resources available to everyone. The Twitter team will answer questions and invite feedback and ideas for how they can improve the platform for newsrooms.
New to using Facebook for reporting and storytelling? Come find out how journalists are utilizing the network to find sources, crowd-source stories and showcase their content.
Hear journalists well-versed in Twitter discuss the core competencies — sourcing, verification, breaking news and distribution — they have experimented with in their work. The Twitter team will be on hand to join the conversation, ask questions and answer technical or feature queries.
Dig deep into Facebook Profiles and Pages for best practices and practical applications. Find out how you can use your profiles or a professional Page to find sources, drive traffic to your site, feature content and connect with your readers.
Google News can be more than a traffic driver. It can also be a tool for helping journalists follow and develop stories. Learn ways that news organizations and Google News can work together to help improve the overall quality and reach of online journalism.
With 48 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute, YouTube can be a tremendous source for reporters to find news footage and to reach new audiences. But how does a journalist make sense of such a vast content library? How do you verify news clips and find breaking news quickly? Come discover the tools that YouTube has created to help enhance your reporting and to bring new audiences to your video content.
It's easier than you think to put Google Maps and Street View in your stories and features. You'll learn how to embed a simple map for story locating, and the basics of using Fusion Tables to turn a list of data about places into a story-worthy map. We'll also cover the basics of how Google Maps works, when you might want to use Google Earth, and look at some really fancy maps made by your fellow data journalists for inspiration.
A map is worth a thousand words. A timeline provides additional narration. As greater numbers of journalists are looking at the role of data in their reporting and digital storytelling, this practical session will show you how to upload your data to Google's Fusion Tables, share it with others, and create an interactive map or other spatial data applications that can complement your online coverage.