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5 Tips To Help You Live Tweet A Speech

Live tweeting is quickly becoming a favorite way for news organizations to cover speeches and other events. It allows people at their desks in an office environment to follow an event without having to turn on a livestream or a TV. With college commencement season around the corner, here are some tips to help you live tweet like a pro!

1. Get An Advance Copy Of The Speech, If Possible (And In Digital Form)

Your life will go from taking frantic dictation to simply copying, pasting and making minor revisions to the speech as it is delivered. Depending on how much time you have with the advance text, give it a glance, skim or read it and think of what parts of the speech would be good for Twitter. Which leads us to our next tip…
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Writing Outside the Mainstream

Writing Outside the MainstreamStarting September 18, build your freelance career in African-American, Latino, or LGBT publications! Using a combination of writing exercises and targeted research, you'll learn how to generate salable story ideas, write pitches, build relationships with editors, and position yourself as an authority in your market. Register now!

Get Your Social Presence in Shape at Social Media Marketing Boot Camp



This summer, mediabistro, SocialTimes and AllFacebook are hosting an online conference and workshop geared towards helping organizations and individuals alike optimize their social strategies. Social Media Marketing Bootcamp is an eight-week digital conference that takes place weekly on Thursdays from 2pm – 3:30pm EST. If attendees are busy at that time, sessions will also be archived in an online classroom to be viewed later, making it easy to participate even while balancing a hectic schedule.

With sessions covering everything from how to maintain a thriving lifestyle blog to how to implement audio and video into your social strategy, the conference is perfect for busy journalists already active in social media, but looking to bring their personal brands to the next level. Media bigwigs like Lockhart Steele, Guy Kawasaki and Charlene Li will all share their knowledge of the social sphere with participants through online workshops. Attendees will also go through a social media audit for information on their performance in the arena, as well as learn how to build a detailed and compelling social strategy.

For more information on Social Media Marketing Bootcamp, which runs June 9 – July 28, check out the program guide, or you can hurry up and register here; tickets are $399 ($375 for Avantguild members), but will be $499 after May 11th.

Five can’t-miss SXSW events for journalists

Long an incubator for hip tech innovations, Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive Conference features pioneers at the forefront of technology and business. Several of these events are geared towards newsrooms in an effort to help journalists integrate cutting-edge technology into their media toolkits. Here are five of the best events for journalists to attend at this year’s SXSW Interactive, running March 11-15.

Open for News: Turning Journalism Inside Out
When: Sunday March 13, 11am
Where: Sheraton
The Guardian’s Deputy Editor, Ian Katz, and Digital Media Correspondent, Jemima Kiss, team up to tackle the history and implications of “open journalism,” focusing on what journalists can learn from businesses and governments who have adapted the transparent “open” model of operation.
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