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Lessons for Talent Pages From the NewsTECHForum Award Winners

This week TVNewsCheck presented the inaugural “Social Media Excellence Awards” for both talent and TV Stations at their annual NewsTECHForum in New York City. As the presenting data partners for the awards, we pulled all the data that helped determine the top performers and got a look at some fantastic social media work. The winners…

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Newsrooms Are Helping for the Holidays

We’ve seen some great work from our friends at local newsrooms around the country who are using their influence to lend a helping hand this Thanksgiving. From gathering coats to keep people warm to food drives aimed at making sure nobody goes hungry in their community, here are just a few of the MANY newsrooms…

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Let’s Talk Strategy: Live Video

Live video, all the major social networks have it, and audiences want it. According to a Livestream and New York Magazine survey, breaking news makes up 56% of the most-watched live content online. That’s a large chunk of the ever-growing audience on social media. So how does it fit into your social strategy? Compelling Content…

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Borrow This Content: Halloween Edition

BOO! We’ve seen so many fantastic Halloween ideas from local media and broadcast outlets that we wanted to round them up. While we can’t advise you to steal this content, you might consider borrowing some of these ideas and putting your own local spin on it! Scare Up Video Views Halloween is a great visual…

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Quick Tips: Election Season with SND

Here we are again. Another year, another night of planning and preparation filled with live shots, result data entry and plenty of pizza! The election season is quickly approaching, and as per usual, we want to give you some great tips to help you prepare yourselves for Election Night on Social News Desk. Quick Posts…

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Why should I “give away” content to social media?

Social media is great for brand building and despite significant algorithm changes on Facebook, it still drives significant traffic to the web. Yet some newsrooms continue to struggle with the question – how much is too much content on social? And what are the ramifications of “giving away” so much content for free on social…

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Getting Social for Back to School

Sharpen your pencils, bust out the new backpacks, and get ready to head back to class! While there may be a few more weeks before school gets going in your area, it’s not too early to start thinking about your social media plans for the first day of school. Here’s our honor roll of some…

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