Monthly Archives: January 2014

Week #2 To-Do List

Complete the following items by Monday, Feb. 3:

  • Sign-up for your Teaching Moment session
  • Complete the set-up of your website and submit the link to BrandYourself.com
  • Create a professional Facebook page and invite people via SM to “like” it
  • Ensure your personal Facebook page has the proper privacy settings
  • Sign-up and download apps for the following platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, Vine, YouTube, HootSuite, Videolicious, iMovie
  • Ensure that your profile photo, bio headline, and full bio are consistent across all platforms
  • Follow Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) and tweet one interesting item about his book (Use #ICParkSM)
  • Create two Twitter lists: “CNY Newsmakers” and “Social Media Pros” (our course library page has a number of people you could add to the SM Pros list)
  • Set-up your HootSuite dashboard
  • Add the HootSuite Hootlet to the web browsers on your computer and mobile device
  • Send at least 10 class-related tweets with the #ICParkSM hashtag (tweets must be spread out during the week)
  • Give a #FF shout-out to at least three people
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Facebook Privacy Settings

Here’s how to ensure your personal Facebook page has the proper settings:

Privacy Settings

  • Who can see my stuff? Friends
  • Who can look you up using the email address you provided? Friends or Friends of Friends
  • Who can look you up using the phone number you provided? Friends or Friends of Friends
  • Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline? Off

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Week #1 To-Do List

Complete the following items by Monday’s class:

Welcome!

Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Vine. These are some of the social media tools altering how journalists do their jobs and how people consume news today. This course prepares you to evaluate and use social media and mobile devices as professional journalists. By the end of the course, you will have the fundamental mobile and social media skills that news organizations are seeking from today’s journalists. My classes are less “lecture” and more discussions, critiques, and drills. You will learn by “doing.” You will build your own professional social media brand and produce a portfolio of stories using social media and mobile devices/apps.

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