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Online tools to track stories & sources. Power Reporting 2010 – presented by Izak Minnaar, 1 Nov 2010. Overview. Tracking stories and sources RSS feeds & aggregators Personalised news and beat pages News alerts and custom feeds Readers and dashboards Create and manage feeds.

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online tools to track stories sources

Online tools to track stories & sources

Power Reporting 2010

– presented by Izak Minnaar, 1 Nov 2010

overview
Overview
  • Tracking stories and sources
    • RSS feeds & aggregators
    • Personalised news and beat pages
    • News alerts and custom feeds
    • Readers and dashboards
    • Create and manage feeds

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

content tracking

Content tracking

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content tracking1
Content tracking
  • RSS feeds; news feeds; news aggregators
  • News readers:
    • Programmes to install
    • Feedreader in Internet Explorer 7+/Firefox
    • Online options
  • RSS in plain English
  • How to use RSS and social media for newsgathering (Paul Bradshaw)
    • Read more on “passive-aggressive newsgathering”

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

tracking news stories
Tracking news stories
  • Personalised Google news page
    • Change the format
    • Add content with labels and sections:
      • Build a beat page
      • Track top stories of the day
    • Advanced search options
      • Countries
      • Sources
    • Features & FAQ and Help pages
  • News alerts and news feeds

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

readers
Readers
  • Subscribe to Google Reader
    • Browse for stuff: feed bundles
    • Add a subscription for existing/customised feeds:
      • Feed url
      • Web address
      • Site/publication name
      • Search term
    • Manage subscriptions; settings
    • How to use Google Reader (Mashable)
    • How to Use Google Reader (Andy Wibbels)
  • Other options:
    • Newsgator, Bloglines, more feed readers

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

dashboards
Dashboards
  • iGoogle
    • Customise format and content
    • Set up tabs for different purposes
    • Gadgets & widgets
  • Other option: Netvibes

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

what if
What if …
  • No RSS feed on a site?
  • Web scraping tools:
    • Feedity
    • Ponyfish
  • Too many feeds?
  • Use tools to combine and customise feeds
    • Blended feeds: xFruits, FeedRinse
    • Mashups – eg Yahoo pipes: SA Media and SAM
    • Create a master feed of all your feeds with FeedHub

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

personalised pages overview
Personalised pages overview
  • Monitoring stories
    • Google Personalised News
    • Google News Alerts
  • Monitoring sources
    • Google Reader
    • iGoogle
  • Monitoring both
    • iGoogle
    • Google Reader

Power Reporting 2010: Content tracking - presented by Izak Minnaar, SABC News Research, 1 Nov

thank you

Thank you!

izak.minnaar@gmail.com

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