Tag Archives: digital media

Social Media Traffic Strategy

(This post originally appeared on the Silicon Valley Business Journal Tumblr site.) In the years I’ve spent working for media companies focusing on social (the last year spent here in Silicon Valley), the one question that I field the most is this: What’s the best way to drive more traffic to our site from social […]

Twitter releases embeddable timeline tool

Twitter announced an interesting feature today: embeddable timelines. This is VERY exciting because I have struggled with third-party widgets and tools because of compatibility with different content management systems I use. Here is my own timeline embedded: Tweets by @amartinmedia // UPDATE (9-5-2012 12:55 p.m.) : I cannot get it to work in WordPress or […]

RebelMouse is now embeddable! Here I am playing with it.

If this works, below should be my RebelMouse site embedded in this post. My site is set up to generate specific social media posts I share (on Facebook & Twitter). I am just testing this out, so bear with the lack of any real details or substance to this post. Want a RebelMouse invite? It’s […]

Data Visualization is QUICKLY Becoming My Favorite Content to Produce

I love infographics and have ever since I saw my first one a few years ago (probably on Mashable). To me, there is nothing more powerful than data- numbers don’t lie. Of course, you can manipulate data to portray things one way or another, but you can’t dispute numbers. In a world where shades of […]

Punches thrown. THIS is why our reporters Tweet from city meetings

I’ll be honest with you, most city meetings are boring. OK, all city meetings are boring. They’re the events that every reporter has to cover to boil down 90 minutes of debate into a few  hundred words that the public needs. Why would you need your reporters to Tweet from them as well? For one, […]

Tips<140: Journalists Getting Started on Social Media

Tasked with coming up with a “best practices” list for journalists just getting their feet wet on social media, I asked other digital journalists what one piece of advice they would give digital rookies. Here were my favorite responses responses. (You can view the Storify thread here.) I like this one. It is entirely too […]

#WJchat and beyond!

I am very excited and humbled to be joining some of the best digital journalists in the industry as a member of the #wjchat crew! I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the weekly chat for the past several months and am looking forward to expanding the project by sharing ideas, best practices, tips, tools and […]

The Alleged Blackmail of Carl Pavano: How Doing It Right Trumps Being Quick

In today’s media landscape, the swiftness with which you get your news out is of ever importance. Twitter, Facebook, email, text alerts, mobile app push notifications, and more have been added to a multitude of avenues with which media outlets can get their news to the reader at a moment’s notice. Sometimes, however, you really […]

It’s For the People: Demystifying the Digital First Philosophy

It’s for The People! (note: link has nothing to do with the content of this post) It’s possible I get entirely too excited right before noon on Wednesdays. Today was my third #dfmchat and, to this point, my favorite. Today’s topic was “how Digital First can improve journalism” and, let me tell you, all it […]

On the count of 3, go! How to get digital started in your newsroom

On the count of three, Go! (note: link has nothing to do with the content of this post) OK. So, you want to start producing digital content in your newsroom. You want video, photos, Tweets, Facebook, etc. all worked into your (possibly nonexistent) breaking news process seamlessly. Of course you do. But how do you get […]

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