Friday, July 29, 2011

When to tweet and more from the Neiman Journalism Lab

If you haven't visited the Neiman Journalism Lab, check it out. We liked this post from Andrew Phelps on a tweeting seminar:

Not only does Zarrella recommend tweeting more — he recommends tweeting the same links two or three times a day. Don’t bother calling it a “rerun” or apologizing to people who might have seen it before. Simply wait a few hours and change up the language. Only a fraction of your followers will see it the first time. Even an organization with thousands of followers won’t reach most of its audience most of the time.
Or, check out their " encyclopedia of the future of news"

Here's one entry

Hacks/Hackers is a meetup group for journalists and technologists, founded in November 2009 by San Francisco journalist Burt Herman, New York Times developer Aron Pilhofer, and Medill professor Rich Gordon.

The group works to help journalists (hacks) and developers (hackers) learn from each other and collaborate on projects. Hacks/Hackers runs a blog and holds regular events in about two dozen cities, including San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. It also runs a programming help website, though the site’s future was in jeopardy as of mid-2011.

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