Tag: Social Networking

Listen and talk, but listen more

Jason Fry at Reinventing the Newsroom uses a strained metaphor to suggest a good idea: that news organizations start listening as much as they are talking. Yes, most news sites and blogs allow commenting these days, and many journalists are using sites and services that let them deliver the news… Read More»

Thoughts on Pew statistics

About 19 percent of Americans use Twitter or a similar status update service, according to figures from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. That’s up from 11 percent of Americans earlier in the year. Other interesting tidbits from the survey: Of those people who have four or more Internet-connected… Read More»

Building a Twitter strategy

I took part in a webinar put on by News University today on Building a Twitter Strategy for Your News Organization. It was hosted by Ellyn Angelotti, the interactivity editor and an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute. Angelotti made five key points about using Twitter successfully for journalism.… Read More»

Dabblers go home; journalists need to be social media leaders

Twitter is, of course, one of the major examples of social technology journalists can get into with little effort. Despite that ease, though, it’s hard to get traditional print journalists to see the value of social media. I spoke to two reporters about Twitter yesterday. One of them asked me… Read More»

City of Bozeman releases report on hiring policy investigation

The City of Bozeman on Friday released the results of a consultant’s investigation into its hiring practices. I haven’t had time to read it yet, but I thought I’d post the report here in the meantime. Original link to city site Report on investigation into City of Bozeman hiring practices