Twitter 2.0: Advanced Social Media for Journalists Nov. 13

So, you’re posting links to your articles and video on Twitter and Facebook, but wondering what else you can do to get social media to work for you?  Come to “Social Media 2.0: Advanced Social Media for Journalists” on Saturday, Nov. 13.

This two-hour workshop will teach you how to better use social media tools to do your reporting and market your work. You’ll learn how to use social media to find and connect with news sources, to spot trends and find story ideas, and to stay on top of hot topics.  And you’ll also get tips on using social media tools to promote your work, to drive Web traffic, and to engage in dialogue with readers/viewers.  Our expert speakers will explain how to use the tools that accompany each social media platform and the applications that can be used with social media.

Speakers include:

  • Grant Barrett, a writer, editor, radio show host, and lexicographer, who, besides handling his own professional and personal social media presences, co-manages social media efforts for online news source voiceofsandiego.org, the national language radio show “A Way with Words,” and the journal Copyediting. He has also consulted on social media for Cambridge University Press and Wordnik.com, and promotes the American Dialect Society’s annual words of the year vote. He lives in San Diego with his wife and son.
  • Kevin Sablan, the Web Task Force team leader at the Orange County Register, where he helps journalists gather information online and display it for the Web and social channels. He also blogs independently on Almightylink.com.
  • Robert Hopwood, Social Media Specialist for the San Diego Union-Tribune and SignOnSanDiego.com.

When:  Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where:  KGTV Studio, 4600 Air Way, San Diego

Cost:  Free for SPJ members, $5 for non-members

Questions:  Contact spjsandiego@gmail.com

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