Rescheduled:LinkedIn as a reporting tool: Webinar for working #journalists

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for June 20.



I’m always pitching this to my students. I need a review myself. LinkedIn can be a great reporting tool.


Hi! Mark your calendars for our next training dates. To join our live sessions, please click on the Webex links on the day of the webinar, register online, and follow the instructions. Thanks and we hope you can join us!
GLOBAL SESSION: Monday June 13, 20  2016 9aPT/12pET

To join the online global session:

1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address
3. Enter the meeting password: 12345
4. Click “Join”
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen

To avoid incomplete registration: Please be on time and please join the web portion (so you can see my desktop) of the meeting before dialing into the teleconference line (so you can listen along). You’ll be prompted with the dial-in information upon entering the web portion of the meeting.

ASIA-PACIFIC (APAC) SESSION: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 130p (UTC/GMT +9)
***Please note the June 15, 130p time is local Japan time. This webinar is reserved for news journalists who live and work in Asia-Pacific. If you’re based outside of APAC, please join our global session on June 13.***
10:00am (GMT +5:30 / Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore time)
12:30pm (GMT +8 / Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing time)
1:30pm (GMT +9 / Tokyo time)
2:30pm or 3:30pm (GMT +10 or 11 / Sydney time)

To join the online APAC session:

1. Go to:
2. Enter your name and email address
3. Enter the meeting password: 2016
4. Click “Join”
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen

These trainings are for current professional news journalists and freelancers who work for mainstream news media outlets. Thank you


Social media listening: Sifting news from noise on networks like Twitter

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In the fast-paced news cycle of places like NowThis, an emerging generation of “social listening” tools like Dataminr looms large. These tools allow reporters to find a breaking story faster than news outlets have typically been able to, and they’ve proven so effective that even scoop-brokers like CNN, the Associated Press, and the New York Post employ them in their newsrooms. datminrTheir benefit comes from allowing editors to spot a story that might be lost in a cluster of their own feeds. “If I have one problem with Twitter it’s just that it’s so quick and so ephemeral. It’s so easy to miss things,” said Kurtzman. “If it’s a breaking story, nine times out of 10 we see it on Dataminr before we see it anywhere else.”