Posted in journalism, multimedia journalist, News

Carnival of Journalism: Online Video-I’m Not Feeling It

By Benét J. Wilson, chair, National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Task Force & Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week

Whenever I hear the term video in the newsroom, a picture forms in my mind of me, a broadcast journalism senior at American University (Go AU!), swimming in Sony Betamax video tape (just Google “Betamax,” kids).   I was always causing the Betamax video editing deck to chew up tapes, causing my professors to think I was cursed.

That, along with a bad internship at a local D.C. television (among other things), was enough to make me abandon my plans to be a video producer/editor and run to print journalism back in 1985.  I was happy knowing the worst thing that could happen to me as a print journalist was a leaky ink pen.

Fast forward to 2006, when the digital world — including video — hit me right in the face. But it was OK.  Growing up all over the world as an Air Force brat made me nimble and quickly able to adapt to any and all new situations.

So I embraced the digital world with gusto.  I started one of Aviation Week’s first blogs (the dearly departed Towers and Tarmacs). I harkened back to my days at AU’s campus radio station, WAMU-AM, and learned how to edit and produce podcasts.  I bought my own still camera, shot and posted more than 7,000 aviation/airline photos on my Flickr account, many of which have graced the pages of Aviation Week magazine and AviationWeek.com.  I oversee three AvWeek Twitter accounts (@AviationWeek, @AvWeekBenet and @AvWeekTweets) and am one of three administrators of the Aviation Week Facebook fan page.  I’m always trying out the latest tools and toys on my iPhone.

But when it comes to video, I hit the brick wall.  My company uses it on our website, but usually only in conjunction with major events, like the Paris Air Show or the first delivery of the Boeing 787.  We have two portable video studios, and we were offered video training, but most of us aren’t doing it.

It comes down to two questions: one, is there enough demand — by viewers and sponsors/advertisers — to justify the expense of creating and posting videos; and two, is there enough time in the day for our editors to learn how to shoot video and use Final Cut Pro to produce packages that are good enough to go up on the web?

I have taken video workshops at many NABJ conventions and spent a week down at the Poynter Institute for a really great week-long video storytelling program.  But video still confounds me, and I think we’re still trying to figure out its role on our website.  We’ll see what the future brings.

Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Education, Innovation, multimedia journalist, Social Media

Top 10 Things I Learned at #ONA11

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

This was my first time attending the Online News Association’s annual conference, held this year in Boston.  And it won’t be my last.  Rosental Alves,
director of the Knight Chair in Journalism & UNESCO Chair in Communication and director of Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, summed up the conference beautifully in a tweet: “I haven’t heard single word of pessimism about future of journalism at #ONA11. It’s the dawn of a great time!” Refreshing, right?

I learned so much at this conference it’s hard to narrow it down to 10, so let’s get to it!

  1. Digital folks are still struggling with newsroom diversity.  ONA co-chair and NABJ member Michelle Johnson put together a stellar ONA keynote, moderated by NABJ’s Retha Hill that discussed where we are and where we need to go.  My post on the session is here, and the video of the event is here.
  2. The new Facebook isn’t nearly as bad as people think.  Vadim Lavrusik, who oversees Facebook + Journalists, took two sessions to explain all the changes and how they are a good thing. My post on his presentations is here.
  3. Amy Webb of Webbmedia has her finger on the pulse when it comes to tech trends.  No surprise, it was standing room only in her session, which had interesting — and frankly scary — technology here and on the horizon. Check out her presentation here.  I also like this summary of her presentation from an attendee, and student (and NABJ member) Ugonna Okpalaoka’s report.
  4. Livestreaming is the way to go.  If you couldn’t make this year’s convention, ONA thoughtfully provided livestreaming from all of the major events.  And the Twitter feed from the show just rocked, as demonstrated by this massive Storify of key tweets from Mo Krochmal, who wasn’t there.
  5. ONA’s Career Fair & Summit just rocked!  The fair, overseen by NABJ Media Institute head Doug Mitchell, featured employers and some very helpful workshops on getting those jobs.
  6. Our people represented at the convention!  ONA has gotten a rap in the past for not being as diverse as it could be.  But this year, there was a good group of journalists of color attending the conference.  it was even better to see so many NABJ members on panels, including Founder Joel Dreyfuss, Retha Hill, LaToya Peterson, Doug Mitchell, Dr. Sybril Bennett, Matt Thompson and me.
  7. Having the chance on voting for three “unconference” sessions.  Attendees were encouraged to create and vote on three sessions not officially listed on the program.  I was delighted when the one I chose — We’ve Got A Tumblr: Now What? — was one of three sessions chosen.  My post on what I learned is here.
  8. Mini-law School for Journalists = genius!  With all the changes in the newsroom and in the digital space, you almost need to have a law degree to understand what’s legal and what’s not.  This was not only a conference panel, but it was also a day-long, pre-convention session held at Harvard Law School. Check out the Twitter feed here.
  9. ONA attendees are incredibly generous.  I attended the panel “Once Upon A Datum: Telling Visual Stories.” Panelist John Keefe, a senior producer at WNYC, and I chatted after the session about our interest in data journalism and we’re making a date to meet in New York to do some hands-on work.
  10. The future of journalism is in good hands.  I urge you to check out the work of students at this year’s ONA Student Projects.  They were everywhere, and came up with some interesting stories across all platforms.

Next year’s convention is in my home town of San Francisco.  I hope to see even more journalists of color — especially NABJ members — at next year’s event.  And if you haven’t joined ONA yet, click here; it’s worth every cent of the $75 a year or $150 for three-year fee.

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Tumbling Into Tumblr at ONA 2011

The Online News Association conference does this really cool thing — it allows attendees to pick an “unconference” topic on site and they ran them on Saturday. I was happy to see the one I chose — We’ve Got A Tumblr: Now What? — was one of the three winning entries.

We’ve got a Tumblr! Now what?

You’ve convinced your boss that having that blue dashboard open in a browser tab all day should actually be part of your job … and now what? Let’s come together as the proprietors of media Tumblrs to discuss what works, what doesn’t, how we’re using the platform, and what we dream of doing if we just had 2 more hours in the day.
I was interested in this session anyway, but the bonus for me was that the unconference session was co-hosted by Mark Coatney of Tumblr (who was also on my ONA branding panel) and Phoebe Connelly of Yahoo! News.
“Tumblr: An unholy marriage between Twitter and a blog”-@phoebedoris #onatumblr #ona11
cmcloutier
September 24, 2011

Here’s a Tumblr from my friend Jon Ostrower, aka Flightblogger. He’s one of my fellow aviation journalists and avgeeks who travels now the way I did 10 years ago.

FlightBlogger On The Move

Lemon on the level. (Taken with Instagram at Casa Del Popolo) Bins of Legos. NO WAY?! #CanIbe10again? (Taken with Instagram at LEGO Imagination Center) Atlantis’ Gathered Fan Base #sts135 (Taken with instagram) Atlantis: As seen from my iPhone+Binoculars #sts135 (Taken with instagram) A Spaceship waits in the dark.
Monthly: 94 million unique visitors to @tumblr and only 30 million registered users. – @mcoatney #ona11 #onatumblr
rlytle
September 24, 2011
Frustration w. CMS pushed Mark Coatney @mcoatney to experiment with social media. #ona11 #onatumblr
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
.@caitlindewey: Another benefit to Tumblr — one person can do it. You don’t need reporters, developers, etc. So so easy. #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
The average Newsweek reader is 57. Move to Tumblr was attempt to engage younger demographic. Smart! #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
General Electric has a cool Tumblr that features pictures of its products.Scroll down and check out those beautiful engine pictures!!
General Electric

This blog features the groundbreaking research and technology that GE has been developing since the days of Edison. Follow us here for a look inside our research labs, manufacturing plants, and archives, as we explore 130 years of innovation. @noahk 30 ft up, shooting at our Jenbacher gas #engine plant in Jenbach, Austria.
Tumblr lets you alter the voice of your publication a bit while appealing to new audience. That IS a pretty sick opportunity. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
I like that you can quickly get started with a Tumblr with your newsroom content without having to go through painful IT or coding process.  One person can get it up and
How often should news orgs post on Tumblr? At Newsweek, @mcoatney did 5-10/day including curation. #ona11 #onatumblr
jendorroh
September 24, 2011
The web is a conversation, @mcoatney says. Tumblr allows you to take advantage of that in a way a conventional site does not. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
People respond to a human voice. Agreed, @CNNMoneyTech is an awesome example: http://t.co/8659Qevz #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
Tech Tumblr – Technology News – CNNMoney

Most of last week’s Facebook coverage of focused on Timeline and “real-time apps.” Wasn’t till today that we started to realize just what “real-time apps” actually means: Anything you do, on any app you’ve let connect to Facebook, can be broadcast in realtime. Every story you read on Yahoo.
.@boyreporter, always wise: Tumblr’s a great platform for outlets with longer publication cycles. Easy way to repurpose content. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
Tumblr good for pull quote or single photo from gallery linking back to main site #ona11 #onatumblr
mjanairo
September 24, 2011
Have you seen @ONA’s tumblr? http://t.co/lU0WAZ1t #ONA11 #onatumblr #ONAunCon
ONAConf
September 24, 2011
ONA Issues

2011 Online Journalism Award winners announced! BBC News, Flipboard, the Los Angeles Times, Zeit Online and the Washington Post were among the news and technology organizations that took top honors. Find the full list here on journalists.org. “This quote comes from Tim Harford, who argues that success is really just a product of failure.
I love #ONA #tumblr! http://t.co/QdZrcc5Y #ONA11 #onatumblr I’m starting to see the possibilities, @phoebedoris, @mcoatney!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Check out @phoebedoris’s user engagement #Tumblr project for @yahoo: http://t.co/qmBUoyI5 #onatumblr #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Down But Not Out

I have been out of work for two and a half years. After working for AT&T and former AT&T companies for about 17 years in Yellow Page Sales, I was terminated. I was 59 years, 11 months old. I was told that I was terminated because I had a hearing loss.
At @nationalpost, our big breakthru was when our Starbucks graphic start on Tumblr & end up on CNN: http://t.co/radatMrh #onatumblr #ona11
chrisboutet
September 24, 2011
From Tumblr to TV: How our #Starbucks “Trenta” graphic became an online hit | Editors | National Post

This week, the National Post team created a graphic illustrating the size of the new Starbucks “Trenta” cup. In the matter of a day, the graphic went from a post on Tumblr to making an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show, 360. In our ongoing effort to explore and explain how news spreads, we break…
A favorite #Tumblr discussed: NPR Fresh Air (I love that show): http://t.co/prJUOQbX #ONA11 #onatumblr
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Reblogged from ryancharlesgoodman Followups to our Brad Pitt interview: Poynter looked at Brad’s J-School attendance New York Magazine examines Brad’s eating habits The official font of President Obama’s presidential campaign was Gotham. Everything written on this blog is sung in Comic Sans. Is there a tumblr that collects Tumblrs that have only one post and nothing else?
Tip from @phoebedoris for news orgs: check out Tumblr’s browse-by-subject, and tag posts for subjects hungry for content. #onatumblr. #ona11
jendorroh
September 24, 2011
Plug from the #onatumblr session: If This Then That, a way to automate uploads to various social media platforms http://t.co/bvfZ5dI7 #ona11
cmcloutier
September 24, 2011
We all love If this, then that: http://ifttt.com/ @10000Words on IFTTT: http://ow.ly/6DRYi #ONA11 #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
ifttt / About ifttt

Put the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure: Think of all the things you could do if you were able to define any task as: when something happens (this) then do something else (that). The this part of a task is the Trigger.
Great advice from @phoebedoris take a look at the theme garden, explore how things are laid out, rendered, visualized #ona11 #onatumblr
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
Hey #onatumblr folks here’s a bitly bundle of great tumblrs mentioned in this presentation http://t.co/bnBzy8wd #ona11
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
bitly.com Bundles

9 links in this bundle – Hide PreviewsOrganize Content
Some other great #tumblrs: http://ow.ly/6DSbc tumblr.com/spotlight HuffPost picks: http://ow.ly/6DSdD #ONA11 #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
We accept submissions on @ONA’s tumblr, #photo, #dataviz, #onaissues, etc http://t.co/lU0WAZ1t #ONA11 #onatumblr #ONAunCon
ONAConf
September 24, 2011
Everyone following or at the #onatumblr session, please send me your Tumblr sites! I curate nationalpost.tumblr.com #ona11
PoppedCulture
September 24, 2011

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Who Are You? Social Media and Branding

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

If you”re one of the thousands of digital journalists who are establishing brand identities either for yourself or your organization, come learn the tools and best strategies for building a community, carving out a distinct image, and building your authority and reputation without comprising your own or that of the company signing your paycheck.

So, for the second time in a month, I’m on a panel discussing journalists and branding.  You can get 100 journalists in a room to discuss this topic, and they’d have different views on whether it needs to be done, and if so, how. Below is a link to the panel I did in August at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia.
Brand You: Creating Your Online Identity

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group Creating your own journalist brand can help differentiate you from the news/blogger crowd as the industry continues to evolve. Having your own brand can also boost your profile at your current job, lead you to your next job or even help you create your own entrepreneurial website or blog.
Please come to the 10:15 #ONA11 panel: Who Are You? Social Media and Branding http://ow.ly/6DHtD #ONA11 #firehose
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Ben chimes in from Gangreyland… MT @gangrey: If journalists should be a brand, I want to be Hellman’s, or maybe Tony Chachere’s. #firehose
niemanstory
September 24, 2011
MT @gangrey: If journalists should be a brand, I want to be Hellman’s, or maybe Tony Chachere’s. #firehose //Mine? Scorned Woman Hot Sauce!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Best guess for #firehose explanation: Trying to keep up with social media is like “drinking from a firehose.” #ona11
JillVanWyke
September 24, 2011
“How many of you actually have your own brand or are working on it?” @benetwilson asks & a lot of us raise hands. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
.@AntDeRosa will be on the Social Media and Branding panel @ONAConf. Follow the discussion #firehose #ONA11
ReutersAgency
September 24, 2011
Could not resist session that sports @antderosa, @benetwilson & Mark Coatney (who was the best thing for & about Newsweek). #ONA11 #firehose
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
mark coatney: my family were cattle ranchers, we actually HAVE a family brand #ona11 #firehose
mpiccorossi
September 24, 2011
@mcoatney: People who say journalists should be seen and not heard are people who are well paid by journalism organizations #ona11 #firehose
OhJProf
September 24, 2011
At #firehose session on personal branding. Fewer than 30 mins in, @mcoatney and @AvWeekBenet have both referenced Weingarten column. #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
.@Antderosa says @Reuters gives him a lot of leeway to build his own brand, which then brings in more audience to Reuters. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
Using his @tumblr, @AntDeRosa curated a lot of photos and videos from #arabspring. “Big, vibrant community there.” #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
You have to be disciplined & take time away from social media to work on long-form, thoughtful pieces, says @AntDeRosa #firehose #ONA11
niemanstory
September 24, 2011
.@benetwilson is cracking us up with stories of Aviation Week’s blog and Facebook etc. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
Advice from @AntDeRosa re: different social media accounts: keep content unique, many people follow both. #ona11 #firehose
tscurrie
September 24, 2011
Ah, this guy nx to me is a journalism ethics prof. Thinks that social media corrupts news. #ona11 #firehose
theabug
September 24, 2011
.@mcoatney says that the desire to be liked on the web is something journalists have to be aware of. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
What’s the point of building a brand and an audience if you aren’t going to interact with them? #ona11 #firehose
MelroseGibson
September 24, 2011
J-ethics prof from Wash & Lee asks if building online brand leads to not writing about things you’d otherwise write about. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
“A blog is just a platform.” #ONA11 #firehose
MelroseGibson
September 24, 2011
@AvWeekBenet: People are looking for the content, not necessarily where it’s housed. #firehose #ONA11
shanmcf
September 24, 2011
Treat social media as conversation, not a publication. Not just promoting yourself but promoting what you’re interested in. #firehose #ONA11
meganpoinski
September 24, 2011
Question about G+ & the panelists are not jumping on it at all. “It’s not relevant,” one says. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
The digital tools are important, but branding is knowing what makes you unique as a journalist and communicating that. #firehose #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
Shameless plug for folks in #firehose session: I write brandmeajournalist.com, a blog w/ personal branding tips for journalists. #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
LOVE this blog!!!@jghellum: I write brandmeajournalist.com, a blog w/ personal branding tips for journalists. #ONA11 #firehose
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Digital tools help promote your brand, but your brand is about knowing yourself, having integrity. #Firehose session needs to cover this.
jghellum
September 24, 2011
“I couldn’t do my job if I couldn’t snark on Twitter all day long,” says @AntDeRosa. +100. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
“I couldn’t do my job if I couldn’t snark on Twitter all day long: @AntDeRosa #firehose #ONA11// I would simply cease to exist w/out snark!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
@hbillings It was weird. We had mix of experts, newbies. Next time, we should delineate better. Thanks for coming to #ONA11 #firehose
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Takeaways from #firehose: choose platforms that work for you, make them what you want them be. And ‘don’t be an idiot.’ Lol #ona11
LisaWhy
September 24, 2011

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ONA 2011 Saturday Morning Keynote: Race, Gender and Technology: The Third Rail?

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

A panel of digital journalists, led by NABJ member Retha Hill confronted questions of diversity often lost in the new media technology and economy discussion: Who is online? Who is innovating? What”s the environment for entrepreneurs? What”s the history of women and people of color in digital journalism?

Above: Sam Diaz and Retha Hill.
Saturday Morning Keynote: Race, Gender and Technology: The Third Rail?

Moderator Retha Hill started off with a quiz on the history of diversity in media. Attendees barely passed. “I guess these are coming back home with me,” Hill said of some of the prizes she brought for correct answers.
@ONA11 #diversitykey panel: @bkoon, @sammyd, Joel Dreyfus of @TheRoot247 & @LatoyaPeterson, moderated by @RethaHill. Amazing group!
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Above: Joel Dreyfuss, TheRoot.com and Bruce Koon, KQEDI, along with several other NABJ memebrs, were sitting in the front row of this Saturday morning keynote panel, whose members were Founder Joel Dreyfuss of TheRoot.com, LaToya Peterson of the Racialicious blog, along with Bruce Koon, news director at KQED and Sam Diaz, a Silicon Valley-based freelance writer, ghost writer and communications consultant.

Above: LaToya Peterson, Sam Diaz and Retha Hill.
joel.dreyfuss | The Root

Kweku Adoboli’s runaway losses leads to CEO Oswald Grübel’s departure. It wasn’t racial solidarity but racial vulnerability that made him so important to African Americans. The Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church says the case is in blatant contradiction to American ideals.
About | Latoya Peterson

A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, anime, American comics, manga, magazines, film, television, and music.
Sam Diaz

Sam has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, primarily in newspapers but more recently online. He has covered pretty much every facet of the tech industry over the past dozen years as a beat reporter/editor/blogger for the San Jose Mercury News, the Washington Post and ZDNet.

This has been going on, it seems, forever. But the latest round was spurred in December 2010 after News Foo was held at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.  Panel moderator Retha Hill, director of the new media innovation lab at ASU — who did
attend News Foo — offered more information.  And Hill asked the bigger question — why are new media conferences lacking in minorities?

News Foo Camp: Not fully open, but certainly not secret

I tweet a lot from journalism events. I think I can say that few people tweet as much about journalism as I do. I didn’t tweet much from News Foo Camp last weekend. But other campers and I tweeted enough that our tweeps wanted more.
News Foo Campers – NewsFoo10

Twitter account lists of all of the News Foo attendees: jdunck/newsfoo (113 as of Dec 8) mattBernius/foonews (49 as of Dec 8)
So now the panel begins with a pop quiz from Moderator Retha Hill.
“We’re talking about the old days, those old days… the 1990s.” @Retha_Hill #ona11 #key #diversitykey
Maddoxnelson
September 24, 2011
“We should know this history about what people of color are doing,” says #ONA11 #diversitykey moderator @Rethahill
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
We just failed a pop quiz on diverse pioneers in minority digital media. Shame! I should have remembered Asian Ave. #ONA11 #diversitykey
ttr_the_engager
September 24, 2011
Minorities respond to @RethaHill: http://ow.ly/6DGuE Founded by @emmacarew: http://ow.ly/6DGuF #diversitykey #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Amazing discussion on diversity in newsrooms. Minorities make up only 13% of US newsrooms, wonder what Can. stats are? #ona11 #diversitykey
LisaWhy
September 24, 2011
“People tend to hire people who are like them” says Joel Dreyfus of @TheRoot247 #diversitykey #ona11
lisalisle
September 24, 2011
Current speaker Joel Dreyfuss of @TheRoot247 is 1 of the original founders of #NABJ. #diversitykey #ona11
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
“At some point, it’s not about goodwill. What are the metrics to get us to that point?” says @bkoon. #diversitykey #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
.@sammyd uses example of death of Celia Cruz on why diversity is needed in newsrooms. #ONA11 #diversitykey http://ow.ly/6DGSh
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Good panel about intentionally building diverse team. Need to think about it harder for iMA conf #diversitykey #ona11 #pubmedia
IntMediaAssn
September 24, 2011
Looking for diverse people for your conventions/workshops/panels? Go HERE: http://t.co/o3fhrBop #ONA11 #diversitykey
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
LOVING #diversitykey #ONA11. Things like this are exactly why I decided to run for board.
jmsummers
September 24, 2011
@kimbui Considering how the media cycle works, who “deserves” coverage is a tricky determination. Not a meritocracy. #ONA11 #diversitykey
racialicious
September 24, 2011
Online costs being lower means many more voices can be heard, says #NABJ co-founder Joel Dreyfus. #ona11 #diversitykey
theabug
September 24, 2011
Vast amount of money going to fund startups goes to white guys, says Joel Dreyfus, at race, gender, tech panel. #ONA11 #diversitykey
MaryNersessian
September 24, 2011
Joel Dreyfus speaks truth about how VCs give money out “to people who look like them from the same 3 or 4 schools.” #diversitykey #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
I.e., @kimbui, the IFC Media Project did a piece on why “the media loves missing white girls.” http://t.co/I1BwKMjm #ONA11 #diversitykey
racialicious
September 24, 2011
.@LatoyaPeterson says audience for stories on @racialicious means “we have to completely disassemble our assumptions.” #diversitykey #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
.@LatoyaPeterson gives great view on how @racialicious dealt w/London riots. #diversitykey #ONA11 http://ow.ly/6DH6x
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
We’re all cracking up thanks to @LatoyaPeterson’s analysis of the BLACK WOMEN WILL NEVER MARRY BLAH BLAH BLAH articles. #diversitykey #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
“What companies are committed to diversity now?” Quiet for a minute, then @LatoyaPeterson says @AJEnglish. #diversitykey #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
@LatoyaPeterson: “Expanding the places for where you would look for talent.” On how to identify more diverse news staff #ONA11 #diversitykey
jmfbrooks
September 24, 2011
I’m bothered by forcing diversity. Don’t put a minority on the front page bc of who they are but bc they deserve it #ONA11 #diversitykey
kimbui
September 24, 2011
Bruce Koon: we (journalists) need to go out where the communities are to build audience #diversitykey #ONA11
webcurtpsu
September 24, 2011
Dori Maynard of Maynard Institute says a lack of emphasis on diversity makes news incomplete. #ona11 #diversitykey
theabug
September 24, 2011
.@djmaynard: People of color are rarely portrayed in “nuanced complexity” and “everydayness” #ONA11 #diversitykey
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
.@djmaynard reports on study on minorities on the Web. http://ow.ly/6DH9c Who is Dori’s father? http://ow.ly/6DHb3 #ONA11 #diversitykey
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
FYI: @NiemanReports just had a story on Maynard online diversity audit http://t.co/6k6ume6A #ONA11 #diversitykey
JustinNXT
September 24, 2011
Dori Maynard: ‘We can”t be the country we want to be if our story is told by only one group of citizens. ‘ YES. #ona11 #diversitykey
LisaWhy
September 24, 2011
Proud and lucky to work in the uber diverse @stlbeacon newsroom. #ona11 #diversitykey
nicolehollway
September 24, 2011

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#WJCHAT – Live at ONA 2011!

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Every Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, I’m on my computer participating in #wjchat. It’s a weekly Twitter talk where web journalists get together to discuss new tools/technology or ponder issues affecting our industry. Saturday, #wjchat went live at the Online News Association’s annual convention in Boston. Here’s what happened.

#wjchat | A weekly chat where Web journalists share experiences, skills, tech, tips and tricks.

A weekly chat where Web journalists share experiences, skills, tech, tips and tricks.
Hernandez: “Oh my God, it’s so weird to see you guys in real life.” #wjchat #ONA11
SylviaCarignan
September 24, 2011
When journalists talk with each other, we all learn and benefit. #thetruth #wjchat #ONA11
Colin_Jones
September 24, 2011
#wjchat session was amazing. I propose an entire #wjchat conference. Themes for each session and a loose, casual series of Qs and As. #ONA11
Colin_Jones
September 24, 2011
Social media is great for lazy and self-absorbed people. Some of whom are journalists. Imagine! /via @kellyfincham #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
#wjchat this is interesting — it’s not just our reporters I’m trying to convince that social media is worthwhile, it’s my editors, too.
asuozzo
September 24, 2011
Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging? A blogger makes his case. Do you agree? http://t.co/VWcUG4oA #wjchat #ona11
stevesaldivar
September 24, 2011
Q6: How can you encourage non-digital natives to use Twitter? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
Help reporters see how social media can make their life easier says @jeffhidek (at least I think it was @jeffhidek) #ona11 #wjchat
girljournalist
September 24, 2011
Twitter advice: watch folks you like on Twitter; follow their lists; be real, do not Tweet “I need to pee.” Be brave. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Q2b (we’re returning): Tell us about how you are managing Twitter? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
I’ve been using Timely to schedule Tweets – clean, simple interface, basic metrics http://timely.is/ #wjchat
girljournalist
September 24, 2011
A2b: Hootsuite, CoTweet, SocialFlow, Buffer #wjchat
wjchat
September 24, 2011
The danger of worrying about reporters who tweet first, write stories second is you can go too far like @ESPN does. #wjchat
robquig
September 24, 2011
.@jmsummers (#ONA board candidate) says she uses Twitter as a notebook for her @Politico reporting, but does write the story. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Q4: How do you deal with your reporters who are using too much social media and not getting content on the web? #wjchat #ONA11
wjchat
September 24, 2011
.@webjouranalist handles newbies by explaining how social media fits into the journalism. #wjchat #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Really interesting to hear about challenges of web producers in terms of story flow. Nice to check in outside my usual world. #ona11 #wjchat
michelleminkoff
September 24, 2011
Our web producers tend to do more tweeting than reporters. So we can manage the flow of info as we’re waiting on stories to come. #wjchat
TribLocalPat
September 24, 2011
Newsroom management should create training opportunities to explain collaboration and then openness to try and fail. #wjchat
nextgenradio
September 24, 2011
Web producers seem a little frustrated. Are newsrooms gving web producers the chance to sell the web as a real opportunity? #wjchat
nextgenradio
September 24, 2011
Love that @chelseabot mentioned the old friendly rivalry we had when she ran @KEYTV and I ran @statesman. It helped us both. #wjchat
robquig
September 24, 2011
SMART: “Don’t hate your competition. Source your competition.” #wjchat
jmsummers
September 24, 2011
More than any other prez, #wjchat was in the spirit of why we’re here. A loose exchange of ideas, not a one-way conversation. #ona11
David_M_Holmes
September 24, 2011
It was the fastest hour of my life.  That session could have easily gone on for at least 2 more hours.  It was great to meet some of the folks I had been Tweeting with on #wjchat for the past year.  It has, and continues to be, a great tool to help keep me up to date with the rapidly changing world of web journalism. So if you have some time to kill, come join us on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
I didn’t have time to tweet this earlier… but, wow…. thank you all for coming to #wjchat IRL at #ONA11 … so rad!
webjournalist
September 24, 2011

Posted in Conferences & Conventions, Innovation, journalism, Social Media

ALL About Facebook for Journalists

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

This Online News Association workshop featured Facebook’s Vadim Lavrusik, who led two lively (and packed) sessions on the current and future changes coming to the social platform and how journalists can use then to their advantage.

A Journalist”s Guide to Profiles and Pages

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.
Made it in @lavrusik’s second @Facebook session, Brock and I had to kill a guy to get in though. #ONA11 @ONAConf
AntDeRosa
September 23, 2011
#ONA11 really should have gotten a larger room for @Lavrusik #Facebook session. This room is packed to the gills! #FBjournalism
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
I just said to @lavrusik, “You’re the most popular, and least popular, person here today!” Am I right, peeps? #FB #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 23, 2011
.@vadimlavrusik of #Facebook tells us to check out his commentssection over changes, just for fun. #ONA11 #FBjournalism
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
“If you hate new newsfeed, you can yell at me cause I had a lot to do with that.” -@lavrusik #ONA11 #Facebook #fbjournalism /via @numinews
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
Vadim Lavrusik | Social Journalist | Digital Media Futurist

Subscribe is a simple way to broaden your conversation on Facebook with your community of readers and viewers, while reserving personal updates for people you know well. Your audience can keep up with your content without having to add you as a friend. They can simply subscribe.
“I promise it gets better” – @Lavrusik on recent Facebook changes. #ONA11 #fbjournalism /via @lou_dubois //Do you believe him? 😉
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
Facebook + Journalists

Facebook + Journalists – Reach your readers directly on Facebook, an audience of more than 500 million people around the world. This Page, run by Facebook employees, provides resources for using Facebook as a journalist and is also a community of journalists on the platform. | Facebook
Facebook’s @lavrusik talks about the recent major changes, and how journalists can use Facebook: http://t.co/oZagfo9R #ONA11
robquig
September 23, 2011
From ONA: Facebook’s Vadim Lavrusik

When Vadim Lavrusik left Mashable and joined Facebook, social journalists who know him rejoiced. Suddenly, the biggest social network had a face and a real-life friend for the media. Lavrusik is very responsive to requests, questions and concerns from online journalists, especially in a very active social journalists Facebook group.
@itsRobynwithay This was from the horse’s mouth. @Lavrusik said statuses are now up to 5,000 characters.
karamat
September 23, 2011
Most useful #FB tool: people search. Rolodex of 750+ million, says @Lavrusik. Can use filters & msg w/out being friends #ONA11 #FBjournalism
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
“With TImeline, it will be easier for journalists on Facebook to tell whether a source is authentic.” – @Lavrusik #ONA11 #fbjournalism
lou_dubois
September 23, 2011
Here’s the new #Facebook timeline page @lavrusik has been talking about at #ONA11: http://t.co/AKkdR7bF #FBjournalism
benetwilson
September 23, 2011
Introducing Timeline

Click a photo above to see how it looks as the cover. Star your favorite moments to make them widescreen, or remove the ones you want to hide. The music you listen to is on your timeline, so friends can listen along.
.@lavrusik says new FB timeline is “beautiful.” See it as digital scrapbook, see past highlights, big life changes. #ONA11 #FBjournalism
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
At #ONA11, @Lavrusik recommends using the @Facebook “questions” feature to increase engagement.
EricCarvin
September 23, 2011
As mentioned before, @Lavrusik says @Facebook updates being increased to 5,000-character limit. Still no photos. #ONA11
EricCarvin
September 23, 2011
.@tifinit: At #ONA11, @Lavrusik encouraging reporter profiles now, not pages. But will friend limit be lifted? #fbjournalism /GOOD question
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
At a 2nd #ona11 session on Facebook and gotta say @lavrusik makes a platform that scares a lot of journos palatable, nay, exciting! #fb
JoshEdits
September 23, 2011
You guys’ friends really don’t like your work. You need new friends!-@Lavrusik on sparing friends from work posts. #ona11 #fbjournalist
kimbui
September 23, 2011
AP

AP – News, discussion and a behind-the-scenes look at the newsgathering process from The Associated Press. | Facebook
Minnesota TV station KARE 11 posts pic of their ed board daily on FB and asks readers what stories they’d like to see. #fbjournalism #ona11
PoppedCulture
September 23, 2011
KARE 11 News

KARE 11 News – By posting a photo on KARE 11″s Facebook wall, you are granting us permission to use the photo on any KARE 11 owned property, including but not limited to television, online, and mobile platforms. – Description: This page is meant to be a discussion forum.
@Lavrusik: “Feeds do not work. People know when you”re not listening to them. Feeds get 2-3x less engagement.” #ONA11
MikaRahkonen
September 23, 2011
I like this. @lavrusik says you can change ‘how tags work’ under privacy settings to pre-approve tags before they show. #fbjournalism #ONA11
benetwilson
September 23, 2011
If you enable “subscribe” on @Facebook, you likely want to be findable, @Lavrusik says; adjust public search options. #ONA11
EricCarvin
September 23, 2011
.@VOAHutch: Facebook in few weeks to roll out way for journalists to migrate Facebook likes to subscribers #fbjournalism @Lavrusik at #ona11
benetwilson
September 23, 2011
.@PoppedCulture: @lavrusik says FB makes new features based on request volume. Want edit feature? You know what to do! #FBjournalism #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
If enough ppl ask about editing already-posted statuses, comments, Facebook may consider change, says @Lavrusik #fbjournalism #ONA11
MaryNersessian
September 23, 2011
Woah I did not know about these cool new features on Facebook! @Lavrusik #ona11
nrojas0131
September 23, 2011
OK kids, I’m looking at @lavrusik FB home page & I like what I see. Really. I think you’ll all be impressed. #ONA11 #FBjournalism
NABJDigital
September 23, 2011
Most important @Facebook privacy setting? “How you connect,” @Lavrusik says. #ONA11
EricCarvin
September 23, 2011