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KCPQ Anchor David Rose: ‘News is a two-way conversation now’

KCPQ anchor David Rose is celebrating the fourth anniversary of “Washington’s Most Wanted,” which he produces and hosts on the Seattle Fox affiliate. Since its launch, the show has helped police capture more than 330 fugitives (like this one). Rose talks to The Fearey Group’s “Re-inventing PR” blog about how social media has changed his job in the years since the show debuted:

Information moves much more quickly now than it ever has. Social media is one of the most important aspects of my job. I manage two Twitter accounts and three Facebook pages in addition to providing content to www.Q13Fox.com and www.catchwmw.com. When I have a big story break, more often than not, I do it through social media first. Many of the tips I get on breaking news stories come from followers on Facebook and Twitter which allows me to communicate with them to get photos, video or additional information. News is a two-way conversation now which is wonderful.

WXIX Anchor Tricia Macke Apologizes For Calling Rachel Maddow ‘an angry young man’

WXIX anchor Tricia Macke has issued an apology for calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow “an angry young man.” In a statement on the station’s Facebook page, Macke said her comments were “insensitive and inappropriate.”

“I apologize to Ms. Maddow and any others who may have been offended by my comments, as they do not reflect my firm beliefs in individual and equal rights, and they certainly did not represent the opinions or position of my employer WXIX-TV,” Macke wrote.

GLAAD called on Macke Friday to apologize for her remarks about Maddow, which were made on her personal Facebook page October 12.

WXIX, the Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, said they had “received several expressions of concern” about Macke’s remarks, adding, “We also apologize to anyone who may have been offended by her comments.”

GLAAD Calls for Action After WXIX’s Tricia Macke Calls Rachel Maddow ‘an angry young man’

GLAAD and Equality Ohio are calling for WXIX to condemn remarks anchor Tricia Macke made on Facebook calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow “an angry young man.”

Macke, who anchors the 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts on the Cincinnati Fox affiliate, posted on Facebook page October 12: “Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man.”

After people posted critical comments on the update, Macke responded, “I am sorry … I should have said antagonistic.” The update has since been deleted from Macke’s page (see a screenshot, via GLAAD, after the jump).

In a statement, GLAAD called on WXIX and its parent company, Raycom Media, to “take swift action to condemn Macke’s remarks.”

“Macke owes an apology not only to viewers, but to young people in Ohio who are subjected to unfair bullying and harassment like this on a daily basis,” GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said.

>Update: WXIX and Macke have issued an apology for her remarks.

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Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the launch of Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. Over eight weeks, you’ll hear from keynote speakers, attend practical how-to sessions, and undertake strategic assignments to provide dynamic training on social media.

By the end of the program, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales. This year we are also launching an industry track dedicated to entertainment and social TV. There’s still time to sign up, so register here.

Some of the keynote speakers include: Read more

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Social TV at Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales. This year we are also launching an industry track dedicated to entertainment and social TV.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20.

Our speakers include:

Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods Brian Carter, Author, LinkedIn For Business
Keidra Chaney, Digital Content Strategist, The Web Farm Lauren Cucinotta, Branding + Editorial Manager, TEDx
Jennifer Dubrow, Global Social Business Transformation Leader, Inside Sales, IBM Frank Eliason, Senior Vice President of Social Media, Citibank
Jim Hopkinson, Digital Marketing Strategist + Blogger, The Hopkinson Report Barbara Pantuso, Director of Product Strategy, Huge
Dr. Jay Parkinson, Pediatrician and Social Entreprenuer Andrew Patterson, Director of New Media, MLB Advanced Media
Dave Pickett, Social Media Editor, University of Chicago Amy Porterfield, Author, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies
Brian Ries, Senior Editor, Social Media, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Jennifer Rubio, Social Media Marketing Manager, Warby Parker
Steven Tristan Young, Director, Acquisition Marketing and Brand Awareness, Seamless.com

This year, we have developed industry tracks designed to focus on specific needs of three industries: restaurants, higher education, and entertainment + social TV. Led by an expert, each break-out group allows your to pose specific questions, connect with others, and engage in productive conversation.

Our industry track leaders include: Read more

Sarah Glover Joins WCAU as Social Media Editor

Sarah Glover will join WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia, as social media editor today.

Glover most recently worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she shot, produced and edited video for the newspaper’s website. In 2010, she led the Daily News video team on a series called “Tainted Justice,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

“NBC10′s presence in social media continues to grow,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “We’re excited to have Sarah on board and look forward to her creative input as we explore new ways to engage our viewers online.”

Aurora Police Chief to Reporters: ‘Be Very Careful’

During a press conference this afternoon broadcast live on both national and local media, Aurora police chief Daniel Oates asked journalists to please be careful in their reporting.

“A caution about social media: please, as responsible journalists, be very careful,” he said. “We are analyzing all social media that is out there about this event and I can tell you that we are already finding that there are a lot of pranks.”

Oates said shooting suspect James Holmes, 24, acted alone in the theater shooting. Holmes shot 71 people shortly after midnight at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Magid Study: Stations Not Breaking Enough News on Facebook, Twitter

A new study from Frank N. Magid Associates and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism surveyed the social media habits of local media, including television stations and newspapers. The study concluded that newspapers more effectively use Twitter, while TV stations are better at Facebook. Broadcasting & Cable’s Michael Malone has details:

Best social media practices among the stations in the survey include frequently sharing hard news and weather, and asking users questions to stoke interactivity. Worst practices included downplaying weather news, posting too infrequently or frequently and sharing feature content.

“While social media may be a more personable platform, fluffy feature content isn’t going to make local media brand relevant,” says the survey’s outline. Read more

KTLA Reporter Tweets N-Word?

Veteran KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is trying to set the record straight after a message was sent from his Twitter account containing the N-word.

Over the weekend, seemingly out of the blue, a tweet was posted from Rubin’s account to Yung Berg (@TheRealYungBerg), a rapper from Chicago. The tweet read: “fake ass n—-.”

Gawker pounced on it and highlighted the fact that Rubin tweeted “OOPS….I will explain later. But, biggest boo boo of the year. For reals,” apparently in response to the errant tweet. Read more

KIRO’s Jenni Hogan: ‘I Look at Viewers as My Co-Workers or Teammates’

With more than 45,000 Twitter followers and 134,000 Facebook subscribers, KIRO‘s Jenni Hogan is among the most popular local television personalities on social media. Hogan, a traffic anchor at the Seattle CBS-affiliate, talks to Forbes about the importance of engaging viewers online:

The hardest thing about being on TV is trying to break the mold of traditional TV being a one-way communication tool. I look at viewers as my co-workers or teammates so it’s hard when I meet them in public and they know all about me, but I don’t know about their family, children, or situation. Social media has really helped me with this. Being able to get to know our wonderful viewers by talking to them online has really turned my job into a two-way communication relationship rather than a one-way vehicle of information exchange.

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