NPR AND FRIENDS: Looking for a few people on the road again
Wright Bryan is looking for reporters on field reporting trips to blog for the On The Road tumblr. If you’re heading out domestically or internationally and would like to contribute, please email him. (Here’s a list of all of the trips we’ve taken so far.)
Kudos to Patti Neighmond for taking the Twitter plunge and to Gisele Grayson for tweeting up a storm today! Help em out! Follow your coworkers! (h/t to Rachel Ward for passing along Gisele’s tweets.)
How Serri Grasile is using the same hashtag over a period of time to create continuity within a digital series.
Serri Grasile: "With the relaunch of the [ATC] Cities Project, we wanted to do a callout that would bring people into the first theme: where we live and how nature interacts with our urban spaces. On Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook, we asked for photos/stories of nature reclaiming its space and have received over 600 images so far. Emily Bogle posted this great one on the NPR Instagram yesterday and says it’s already one of their most-liked photos ever. I’ve also started to collect them in a Storify, which lives on this page on NPR.org.
Part of the success here comes from the multiple hits in multiple places with a single hashtag, #nprcities.
Here’s our timeline:
Thursday – posted original photo on NPR and ATC Instagram, NPR Tumblr, ATC Facebook, ATC and Cities Twitter
Friday – posted user submission on ATC Facebook and Instagram and NPR Twitter
Sunday – posted on NPR Facebook
Tuesday– posted NPR.org Storify on NPR and ME Facebook and homepage, posted another user submission on NPR Instagram
Wednesday – Storify still on homepage, will post on ATC Facebook and Twitter again
TBD future – we plan to do a little on-air segment related to the callout results that will again ask for submissions”
THE WIDER WORLD
Russell Lewis and Tamara Keith both sent along this new curated section on the NYTimes homepage. It’s *very* interesting to think of a homepage or place as a central repository of what the NYTimes considers important.
I’m in Chicago for the next few days at the Online News Association conference. The hashtag is #ONA14. I will pass along any cool tricks, tips or projects I see. If you’re also at ONA and see something for the Sandbox, please let us know so we can share it with the rest of the news organization. (For that matter, that goes for any conference you attend: if you send it to us, we can circulate to the rest of NPR.)
See something? Learn something and want to share it with the group? Pass it along!