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10,000 Words Founder Mark S. Luckie to Join Twitter

Congratulations are in order for 10,000 Words founder Mark S. Luckie who will be leaving The Washington Post to join Twitter as its new creative content manager for journalism.

“To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. I’ll be working to transform the way journalists report the news and connect with their audiences and really maximizing my creative skills,” Luckie posted on his Facebook page.

Luckie announced his new job on Tuesday. He later tweeted that his new role, which will be based in New York City, will include coming up with “creative ways journalists use the platform, increase engagement and elevate Twitter use in newsrooms.”

Luckie, currently a social media editor at The Washington Post, started there in October 2010. While at the WaPo, Luckie has been in charge of identifying and implementing different types of social media strategies. He helped train others at the news organization in social media best practices. He was also part of a team nominated for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for local news reporting.

So why the switch from a more traditional newsroom to Twitter? Read more

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Make Your Own THAT Intern Meme with The Washington Post

It’s that time of year again where newsrooms across the country are inundated with summer interns.

The Washington Post is taking a light hearted approach to summer interns with a fun feature called “Have you seen THAT intern?” where you can turn your questionable intern experiences into a meme.

Make no mistake about it, interns are great. I’ve been an intern and remember how strange it can be to jump into an office environment where you are temporary. I have also had interns who rocked.

Unfortunately, there is always THAT intern. You know who I am talking about. And Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post definitely knows about iffy interns. She describes it ever so aptly:

With thousands of college students once again arriving in Washington for summer internships, everyone who lives here has resumed making fun of those interns. It’s just so easy to do.

Yes, it’s often cruel and unfair. And, yes, most interns are dedicated workers who contribute so much to our city. But for every handful of amazing interns, there’s THAT intern.

As in, the intern who wears flip-flops to work. Or the one who hooks up a lot. Or who is always late. Or who stands on the left.

For the past two years, Johnson has documented various types of intern blunders in a hilarious series of columns called “That Intern” on the paper’s Campus Overload blog. This year, Johnson has decided to “quasi-retire” from writing the feature but she wants readers to pick up the torch. Read more

The Most Tweeted 10,000 Words Posts of 2011

This was a busy year for 10,000 Words. It saw the departure of founder Mark S. Luckie as a regular contributor and the addition of most, if not all, of our current bloggers. What stayed the same, however, was our commitment to sharing great content with you, our readers.

In honor of the end of this year, I’ve compiled a list of the top 11 posts on 10,000 Words. Those that made the list are the top-tweeted posts, not the top stories in terms of pageviews. I used this form of generating the top 11 posts because I think it’s a fair representation of what our tech-savvy readers, many of whom use Twitter, found the most interesting, useful, and worthy of being read and shared.

2012 will be filled with even more posts on the latest tools, gadgets and ideas you can use to enhance your reporting. But we’re always looking to improve. Is there a topic you’d like to see 10,000 Words cover? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

Without further fanfare, here are our 11 most tweeted posts of 2011.  Read more

Journalism Interactive Conference Calls For Proposals

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Are you a journalist or educator with a unique perspective on how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age? Then you may have already heard of Journalism Interactive 2011, a two-day conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and sponsored by publisher SAGE/CQ Press. The conference takes place from October 28-29, 2011 at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center with a host of speakers, including Mashable’s Adam Ostrow, The Washington Post‘s Mark S. Luckie, and keynote talks from Warren Webster, Amy Webb, and Jeff Jarvis.

New speakers are being added on a regular basis, and the programming planning committee is looking for your ideas for the inaugural conference. The deadline for proposals is Friday, July 29, and selected proposals will receive free admission to the conference and free travel. If you have a topic on the intersection of technology and journalism education, digital strategy, or any cool tools and concepts to share to the Journalism Interactive audience, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. These proposals should include enough information to fill a 5-minute presentation. The proposals will be held in back-to-back “pitches” on the first day of the conference. This is a great opportunity for independent journalists to showcase their workflows using current digital tools, or for educators to display how they use modern technology in their classrooms for journalism education.

If you’re interested, visit the Journalism Interactive website and click on “Call for Proposals”. Follow along with Journalism Interactive 2011 on Facebook or Twitter. For questions, contact conference co-chairs Kalyani Chadha or Leslie Walker.