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7 don’ts of online community management
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7 don’ts of online community management

By on Jul 30, 2012

Author Maria Perez is director of news operations at ProfNet, a free service that helps journalists find sources. I recently attended BlogWorld & New Media Expo, a three-day conference and tradeshow for bloggers, podcasters, Web content creators and social media innovators. I was able to listen in on several content creation and blogging sessions, and [...]

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7 Deadly Social Sins: Or how not to suck on social media
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7 Deadly Social Sins: Or how not to suck on social media

Author Maria Perez is director of news operations at ProfNet, a free service that helps journalists find sources. I recently attended BlogWorld & New Media Expo, a three-day conference and trade show for bloggers, podcasters, Web content creators and social media innovators. I was able to listen in on several content creation and blogging sessions, [...]

6 mobile apps for business journalists
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6 mobile apps for business journalists

Access to immediate information is crucial for today’s business journalist wanting to get the job done right and on deadline. Smartphones with full web access make it easy to find almost anything you need on the go. We’ve found the best apps.

Three quick and easy paths to business infographics
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Three quick and easy paths to business infographics

Just because you may not have access to a full-fledged graphics department, doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the rise of the online infographic and all the extra page views that come along with it. Several websites have emerged in recent months that make it easier than ever for business journalists to [...]

Social media ethics for journalists: Part 2, the new rules
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Social media ethics for journalists: Part 2, the new rules

In my previous post, I discussed some challenges that social media poses for business journalists who want to remain above reproach professionally while also enjoying the reporting, career-building and engagement tools available in this new digital age. Because of the variety of roles that journalists can play and the broad continuum of news organizations from [...]

Social media ethics for journalists: Part 1, the dilemma
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Social media ethics for journalists: Part 1, the dilemma

The rise of social media raises a host of questions for business journalists, both in our personal actions and how we do our jobs. Should you “like” the Facebook page of a company you cover so you’re alerted to announcements and can connect with customers as possible sources? Or is that somehow an endorsement that [...]

The Economist: Not a digital destruction but a digital opportunity
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The Economist: Not a digital destruction but a digital opportunity

One of the keys to the digital business model for The Economist online has been to be very careful about trying to grow for the sake of growing, said Deepak Shah, vice president of Marketing Operations, Americas Circulation and The Economist Digital

Tricks of the trade: Best online tools and apps for writers
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Tricks of the trade: Best online tools and apps for writers

In this third post from the 2012 ASJA Writers Conference, Maria Perez focuses on the latest in online software and mobile apps for research and reporting, and all the ways these tools can improve your productivity and help you promote your work.

Must-follow Twitter handles for economic reporters
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Must-follow Twitter handles for economic reporters

Last week a colleague of mine asked me which Twitter handles I follow for economic news. To answer his question and help you get a head start on Follow Friday, here’s a list of 10 Twitter handles that will help you keep up with the world economy or find the inspiration you’re looking for. @BetseyStevenson — [...]

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