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Connecting with social media as a journalist. By Kyle Smith & Antonio Cooper. Key components to social media. Anything and Everything can become social media Start and become the conversation Capitalize on the conversation Social media is opportunity at it’s finest Become a resource

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Connecting with social media as a journalist

By Kyle Smith & Antonio Cooper

Key components to social media

  • Anything and Everything can become social media

  • Start and become the conversation

  • Capitalize on the conversation

  • Social media is opportunity at it’s finest

  • Become a resource

  • Making connections

The Purpose

Show how all social media connects

Show how connection provides improvement for resumes

Show examples of how professional journalist are using social media

Do’s & Don'ts of social media

Provide different blog sites to display work

Social media is the new resume

Employers find you on social media

First impression

Post everything just keep it professional

Remain human

Builds writing portfolio

Shows creativity

Tips on what to do when using social media

Stay in contact with your sources/connections

Use the sites to promote yourself and your work

Stay up to date with recent trends or changes in media

Find the fire when there’s social media smoke

What not to do when using social media

Don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see

Avoid using profanity

Don’t give off the perception of a wiener or complainer

Don’t just friend or communicate with everybody

Pay attention to privacy settings

No one is too good for you

Don’t assume what you see is real always double check the facts


Connect to Friends

Chat room



Social Timeline


Comments On Blogs and Profiles


Leading social media site.

Access to who’s who of celebrity list.

Accessible to other social media connection.

Ability to lead the trend with #Hashtags

Twitter is consistently going throughout all points of the day

How we’ll use it

The connection point to all social networks

The promotion capital of all Social networks

Use of catchy Hashtags

The ability to catch the eye of any potential employer

Stay active.


Bio states all necessary information to any employer

All necessary links posted in bio

First link, EagleRadio

Radio station to Eastern Michigan University

Home to over 20 student run shows

Purpose is to stand out and above 

Second Link, Eastern Echo …

News Publication for Eastern Michigan University.

Link to all my work at Echo.

Over 30 pieces of work to look at.

More than one area of expertise.

Third Link, Blogger

Catalog for all entries of all articles

Remain consistant.

Connected with all SM’s

You are the conversation

You are the trend

Final step to defining your work

Forth Link, Youtube

Directly to your page

Shows your strengths and weaknesses

Can post to any SM available

Direct links remain within the online community forever.


Simple and user friendly.

Post video using key words to get noticed

Pays money if enough subscribers

Pays money if enough views

Easy way to get noticed by employers

Thousands have become famous for Youtube

Negatives of Youtube

Famous for wrong reasons

Over a million videos posted per day.

Time consuming to post videos

Lacks where other SM’s excel

Comments section


Newest social media

Concept is centered around pictures

Takes the best of twitter and Facebook

Use of Hashtags separate pictures

Makes a picture 1000 words

Unlimited characters

No negatives

Worlds largest professional network

Stay up to date with the industry

Build professional relationships

Connect with organizations

Develop a professional online reputation

Professional way to present your writing

Blogs are a way to get your writing out to the public

It also provides you with the opportunity to get feedback about your writing

Builds a portfolio

Say what you want but consider the audience


Skip Bayless

Paula Pasche

Bisi Onile-Ere

How some journalist use social media


Write down the list of SM you’re involved in.

If Twitter, create #Hashtag that defines you (Ex. #ACAwesome)

If Facebook connect it to your twitter and post your hashtag to your Facebook status

Step 2

Open either Blogger or Instagram

For Blogger, post the status as a blog

Post the blog to your Facebook

If Instagram, take a picture of the status.

Post the picture of the status to both Twitter and Facebook

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