Remember the days when all we had to do was report, write and publish our stories? Those days are gone. We’re now expected to do the above, along with blogging, shooting still and video photography, do social media and add elements to enhance the story.
Reporters are using social media to crowdsource their stories and and take the pulse of their readers. A took that can help is Wedgies, which allows users to create simple social media polls and post them via Twitter, text or embedded on a website. The polls are simple, with two answers, given back in real time.
Benét J. Wilson serves on the board of the Online News Association. She is the immediate past chair of the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force and is the social media/eNewsletters editor for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. She is also a freelance aviation journalist and blogger.