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SND Named ‘Best R&D Partner’ by the Local Media Association

Social News Desk has been named 2020’s Best R&D Partner by the Local Media Association – an organization made up of more than 3,000 newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, directories and pure plays. The LMA’s Digital Innovation Awards recognize the best in local digital media in 11 categories such as Best Local Website, Best Digital … Continued

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New SND Upgrades the Post Composer

Out with the old, in with the new. NEW SND is about to refresh and amplify your SND experience! There are lots of small enhancements but the brand new post composer is the most noticeable change. Before we jump into the visual changes, it’s worth mentioning our developers have made some pretty impressive upgrades on … Continued

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3 Reasons You’ll LOVE New SND

Our team has been hard at work, taking your suggestions and feedback – it’s one of the most important jobs we have. And we’ve made so many improvements to Social News Desk that we’re calling it New SND. Here’s a few things you’ll notice – and we think you’ll love them, too! Better, Faster, Stronger … Continued

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WIAT-TV Expands COVID-19 Coverage with SND On Air

With stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures in place, the pandemic is making it more difficult than ever for journalists to gather content in the field. Like all news orgs these days, WIAT-TV can tell you that from experience. But thanks to SND On Air, the station has been able to curate news from all … Continued

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How one major newspaper is turning “open access” into PAID subscriptions

News consumption is at an all time high and yet paywalls are at an all time low. Dozens of newspapers dropping them so that people can read MORE about COVID-19 and worry LESS about the cost. It’s a noble decision, but as newspapers nationwide furlough employees and struggle to make ends meet … this could … Continued

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Navigating Facebook’s New Fact-Checking System

You may have seen a message like the one below, flagging a piece of content in your Facebook News Feed as ‘false information.’ What does this mean? And what if content from YOUR newsroom’s Facebook Page has been flagged as false? Facebook has said repeatedly that it is committed to fighting the spread of false … Continued

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Local News and the new obsession with ‘Messenger Contacts’

Forget about Facebook Page Likes … it’s all about ‘Messenger Contacts’ these days. The race is on in local news to build an audience on Messenger. Unlike Page Likes, Messenger Contacts provide a direct, private communication opportunity between the audience and the newsroom. Messenger allows people to receive daily news updates and breaking news alerts … Continued

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Newsrooms gaining audience by sending daily digest of Coronavirus news via Messenger

Local newsrooms nationwide are using Messenger to distribute important COVID-19 updates in the form of daily “Coronavirus updates” sent automatically to a list people who have opted in to receive them. These subscription messages are opened 3-4X more often than the average email newsletter. And they’re cutting through the noise of the Fb News Feed. … Continued

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Go live with SND’s Facebook Messenger technology in just a few easy steps

At SND, we understand connecting with your audience and providing quality content is key for your newsroom to win on Facebook, and that’s why we created this FREE solution for SND Dashboard users. “The future of social is private.” – Mark Zuckerberg First, you’ll need to register your news Page(s) in the Facebook News Page … Continued

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WAFB-TV Among First Local Newsrooms with Messenger Subscription Strategy

Local newsrooms around the country are quickly coming online with Messenger subscription services for their communities. Powered by Social News Desk, this first-ever Messenger technology is made specifically for newsrooms and allows journalists to reach the audience directly, via subscriptions and push alerts. Gray Television station WAFB was among the very first to try it. … Continued

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