Archive for February, 2016

#WhyIBeacon – a recruiting campaign

#WhyIBeacon starring Lydia Laythe

We’re going all-digital promo:

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Building a Better Journalist

IMG_7427Beacon reporters Rachel Rippetoe, Cheyenne Schoen, Hannah Sievert (not pictured) and News Editor Clare Duffy got their journalism on at the local Society of Professional Journalists Build-a-Better-Journalist conference at U of Oregon’s Turnbull Center.

Highlights included sessions on deceptions in campaign ads, fact checking, one-on-one student resume critiques and a panel featuring journalists involved in covering the mass shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg last fall.

A few social media-related resources mentioned along the way:

Buzzsumo – Enter your website’s url and see which of your stories are most talked about in social media

Alltop.com– tells you the most talked about stories from various sites

Nuzzel – tracks what people you follow on Twitter are talking about

Gramfeed– Search Instagram by location and time

Resources for Fact Checkers:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • CIA World Fact Book
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (university real estate data)
  • American Presidency Project
  • Criminal Justice Project data sets
  • Wayback Machine/Internet archive – clips of campaign ads
  • Storyful’s Multisearch






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Announcing our new editor-in-chief for 2016-17

Full story here

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