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The Secret Sauce: Hearst Experts Share 9 Strategies for Social Media Success

It seems simple enough: Satisfying your core audience while continuing to offer trending and relevant content. A panel of social media experts with three Hearst titles — Esquire, Marie Claire, and Elle – recently tackled this subject, during a Social Media Week New York panel this month. The panel, “How Hearst’s Prestige Brands Are ‘Doing…

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Media Insider: Facebook Combats Fake Stories, Diversity in Newsrooms Trending Upward, Twitter to Allow Longer Tweets

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter Likely to Start Allowing Longer Tweets From Sept. 19 (Editor & Publisher) Twitter has become known as the platform used to get information out quickly and concisely; however, sometimes the 140-character maximum just isn’t enough. Editor & Publisher…

Media Insider: Twitter Unveils Message Button, Publishers Mixed on Facebook’s Suggested Videos, and BuzzFeed Upgrades News App

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter Launches Message Button to Make Sharing Tweets Easier (SocialTimes) SocialTimes reports Twitter has updated its iOS and Android app, introducing a new message button that makes it easier for users to share tweets in direct messages. Users now can…

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Media Insider: News Site Ads Eat Up Mobile Data, CNN Digital to Expand, 140 Characters to Stay

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. In a Year, Politico Europe Grows to a 45-Person Newsroom (Digiday) Politico is fast becoming a case study for U.S. digital media publishers looking to expand internationally, Digiday reports. Since Politico’s Brussels launch 11 months ago, the European newsroom…

Media Insider: Fixing Twitter, How Top Publishers Optimize Headlines, and Survival of the First Amendment

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week.   Will the First Amendment Survive the Information Age? (Poynter) The First Amendment has survived plenty of change in 225 years, Poynter says. But complex disputes are popping up in predicable and surprising places. Poynter reports cases moving through the…

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Media Insider: Twitter Execs Leaving, Pinterest Ventures into Video Advertising, Hard News Thrives on Facebook

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter’s Exodus: Four Top Execs Leaving (CNN) Twitter is going through some big changes. CNN reports, on top of a plummeting share price and struggles to attract new users, that four Twitter executives are departing: Product chief Kevin Weil,…

Media Insider: Twitter Downsizes, Washington Post Reporter Convicted in Iran, and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Some Twitter Employees Found Out They Got Laid Off When Their Email Was Disconnected (Business Insider) Well, that’s a rough way to find out you’ve no longer got a job. Business Insider reports some Twitter employees found out they…

Media Insider: Journalists Working for Twitter, Crosswords Revolutionized, and Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. With its Curation Project Twitter Becomes an Editorial Beast. Does This Beast Have a Soul? (Jay Rosen’s PressThink) Jay Rosen, Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University, wrote this piece in response to this question he tweeted earlier…

Media Insider: PR Lessons From Time Magazine, Tips for Surviving “Twitter Rage” and More Media Moves

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Push it: How The Wall Street Journal Plans to Make its Push Alerts More Personal (Nieman Journalism Lab) The Wall Street Journal’s Executive Mobile Editor David Ho explains the evolution of push notifications and plans for increased personalization. Ho…

10 Twitter Tips for Bloggers

Any time I go to research news outlets, publications, bloggers or writers (or anyone really), the first social media account I look up is their Twitter account. I hop right on to Google and search away. Nowadays as a writer, it seems almost necessary to own a Twitter handle; it comes with a sense of legitimacy.…

ASJA’s Social Media Crash Course: How to Write Tweets People Read

Crafting your thoughts in 140 characters or less can be a challenge. Should you be funny? Informative? Should you retweet? Reply? Favorite? The list goes on. In an interactive workshop moderated by Rae Padilla at the American Society of Journalists and Authors‘ (ASJA) annual conference, I heard from a panel of people who write tweets that actually get read…