Beacon 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