Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Manage your Twitterverse with streamlined tool

Social media is about having conversations. Journalists who talk but don't have the time to listen or respond to readers will quickly find the monologue pretty boring. is a simple tool for writers who don't need to go overboard with bells and whistles to better engage their readers on Twitter and follow news stories.

Nicole Martinelli | September 12, 2012

How crowdsourced video has changed journalism

Although crowdsourced video brings to light important news that might have gone unreported in the past, it also presents a slew of complications related to ethics and personal security, according to a report from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

Lindsay Kalter | August 28, 2012

How journalists can use Talkwheel to engage readers on Facebook

Talkwheel is a new tool that promises to maximize engagement on Facebook with minimal time commitment. IJNet took it for a spin.

Nicole Martinelli | August 27, 2012

Hashtags help journalists find relevant tweets and reach more people

Hashtags help journalists find people tweeting about topics they are covering. They also help people who are interested in the topics you cover find your tweets. This tutorial will teach you the basics.

Steve Buttry, Digital First Media | August 06, 2012

Senior citizens in Beirut prove you're never too old for social media

Students in Beirut ranging in age from 51 to 81 study Facebook, Twitter and more as part of a course at the American University of Beirut.

Bayan Itani | July 20, 2012

Citizen journalism app uses crowdsourcing to determine top stories

A new iPhone app, the brainchild of Lebanese entrepreneur Mark Malkoun, hopes to harness citizen journalists to select the best news stories.

Natasha Tynes | June 13, 2012

How the earthquake kickstarted social media at Japanese newspapers

Japan's newspapers expanded their role of serving the community by using social media in the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

James Breiner | May 30, 2012