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Lessons for Talent Pages From the NewsTECHForum Award Winners

This week TVNewsCheck presented the inaugural “Social Media Excellence Awards” for both talent and TV Stations at their annual NewsTECHForum in New York City. As the presenting data partners for the awards, we pulled all the data that helped determine the top performers and got a look at some fantastic social media work. The winners … Continued

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Covering the Alaska earthquake, best practices

Days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit south-central Alaska, hundreds of aftershocks continued to roll through the state. As officials worked to restore infrastructure in the community, Gray Television station KTUU worked to spread life-saving information by whatever means necessary. And as is the case in so many natural disasters, social media has emerged as … Continued

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SND Dashboard defeats down December news cycle

Here it comes gang, December. The November book is over, granted vacation requests are thinning the newsroom pool, and people in markets everywhere just aren’t that into doing newsworthy things. You could play “newsroom bingo” with the number of bell-ringers, Santas, coat drives and toy drops coming out of the editing bays. And those are … Continued

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Social News Desk is Hiring: Head of Innovation

HEAD OF INNOVATION Amazing team, work from home, opportunity to influence The ultimate opportunity for a digital-news junkie with extensive paid-social campaign experience who excels at researching and developing new technologies. You’ll work-from-home but still be part of a dynamic company culture with great benefits! THE COMPANY: Social News Desk was founded in 2010 by … Continued

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Newsrooms Are Helping for the Holidays

We’ve seen some great work from our friends at local newsrooms around the country who are using their influence to lend a helping hand this Thanksgiving. From gathering coats to keep people warm to food drives aimed at making sure nobody goes hungry in their community, here are just a few of the MANY newsrooms … Continued

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#FixItFriday – Bug Update

We’ve been hard at work here at #teamSND. Please see below for a list of recent fixes. You can report any bugs or issues you are experiencing at Bug Fix: Fixed a bug related to the post tagging container rendering some accounts unclickable Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where some scheduled shares were sharing pages, not … Continued

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Still Haven’t Completed FB Domain Verification? Read This. (Please)

One of many steps Facebook has taken to combat the spread of “fake news” on its platform is to require Domain Verification for access to a subset of publisher-friendly capabilities. Going through the process essentially proves to Facebook that you’re a legitimate publisher. And although this has been in the works since the summer of … Continued

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Let’s Talk Strategy: Live Video

Live video, all the major social networks have it, and audiences want it. According to a Livestream and New York Magazine survey, breaking news makes up 56% of the most-watched live content online. That’s a large chunk of the ever-growing audience on social media. So how does it fit into your social strategy? Compelling Content … Continued

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Borrow This Content: Halloween Edition

BOO! We’ve seen so many fantastic Halloween ideas from local media and broadcast outlets that we wanted to round them up. While we can’t advise you to steal this content, you might consider borrowing some of these ideas and putting your own local spin on it! Scare Up Video Views Halloween is a great visual … Continued

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Quick Tips: Election Season with SND

Here we are again. Another year, another night of planning and preparation filled with live shots, result data entry and plenty of pizza! The election season is quickly approaching, and as per usual, we want to give you some great tips to help you prepare yourselves for Election Night on Social News Desk. Quick Posts … Continued

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