[social sandbox] Have You Reddit?
Where do young people get their news? Melody Kramer spoke to a class at Drexel University yesterday and did an informal poll of the students — mostly male, all under 25. They told her that they’re not on Facebook or Twitter. They get their news from reddit and, sometimes, YouTube. They’re also on Snapchat and Vine. This jibes with other informal, anecdotal evidence we’ve collected over the last year. Pew actually puts numbers to news usage. Here’s a November 2013 piece they did on “News Use Across Social Media Platforms.” The Social Media Desk’s advice is that you start spending more time on reddit and try to understand how the community works.
Do you want to go On The Road with NPR? Right now, our very own Scott Horsley, Don Gonyea and Arnie Seipel are filing to this adventurous Tumblr as they bike across Iowa for the second year in a row. It’s RAGBRAI and it’s fun! We’re always going somewhere — Jeff Brady just got back from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico — and we’d like you to go with us.
How do you get attention for your big announcement? The Man Booker Prize highlighted its 2014 longlist with this eye-catching and informative tweet.
Here’s your long read for the day. Over at the Carnival Of Journalism, Jonathan Groves rounds up a range of voices on “Finding The Way To Meaningful, Long-Lasting Journalism.” Good stuff on empowering audiences, making content findable and more.
Lastly, All Things Considered is now on Instagram. Be sure to follow them to see what they make of it!