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Social media lab set for SPJ workshop in Denver

Learn how to turbocharge your social media for reporting during a special Kiplinger Program session July 22 in Denver.

Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix will lead participants through the latest tools and tactics during an SPJ JournCamp workshop. Register online now to ensure a seat.


Here’s a sampling of what the hands-on Kiplinger session will cover:

  • Find sources in your city who are from a specific foreign country or city (to localize international stories).
  • Locate former employees (they might talk!) of any company living near a particular city.
  • Set up a search of all public tweets near an address (e.g. your state Capitol) and automatically download results every 15 minutes into a Google spreadsheet.
  • Set up online keyword searches to find content worth curating quickly on your social channels.

Other JournCamp topics include real-time reporting online, data journalism, smartphone video and Google tools. Other speakers include P. Kim Bui, deputy managing editor, Reportedly; Cindy E. Rodríguez, senior journalist in residence, Emerson College; Dan Petty, director of audience development, Denver Post; Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, reporter, Rocky Mountain PBS News; and Jordan Wirfs-Brock, data journalist, Inside Energy.

The Kiplinger Program is a co-sponsor of the event. The full schedule and other details are available at the JournCamp registration page.


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