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NABJDigital To Celebrate Social Media Day

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

According to my go-to blog Mashable, Wednesday, June 30 is Social Media Day.  And considering how many journalists continue to add  social media tools to help them with their reporting,  I thought it would be great to join in the festivities.

So please join me on June 30 a noon Eastern time for an NABJDigital roundtable discussion with our guests Walter Fields, founder of, Dr. Sybril Bennett, associate professor of journalism and the Executive Director of the New Century Journalism program at Belmont University in Nashville and Georgia Dawkins, a graduating broadcast journalism senior at Florida A&M University and the student representative on the NABJ board. We’ll talk about how — and why — journalists should use social media tools in reporting on stories.  We’ll also offer social media tips and tricks and have time for your questions.   We’ll be using Blog Talk Radio for this discussion, and more details are here.  I hope you can join us!

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Friday Fast Five

I’m on my way out the door, but I wanted you to have your Friday Fast Five.  Enjoy!!

  1. 10000 Words – Spice up food journalism with multimedia and interactivity (and the streak of using a 10000 Words tip continues!)
  2. Blogging Tips – 5 Tips for Using WordPress for Non-Blog Sites
  3. Web Worker Daily – Roundup:  Social Media Monitoring Tools
  4. All Facebook – 4 Ways To Monitor Your Facebook Page Traffic
  5. Mashable – Magntize Helps You Build a Simple Social Media Business Card

And please join us Monday, May 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern time for our first Blog Talk Radio event.  We will have an informative and enjoyable  talk with Sree Sreenivasan,  dean of student affairs & a professor at Columbia University’s journalism school.  He is also a noted expert on how journalists can use social media and other technology tools to work smarter — and harder. His seminar on Social Media for Journalists is a must-attend.  Sree will talk on this very topic and take your questions.  I hope you can join us!