If you were unable to attend the Joy Mayer workshop on engaging the community held July 20 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, you can go online to see her training material.
Here are a few other links you might find useful or interesting.
- Mayer's links on the Delicious website are tagged "social media" and can be found here (http://www.delicious.com/mayerjoy/socialmedia). Then look on the right side of the page for other tags to combine with that one (such as "analytics" or "searching").
- Mayer's most successful community crowdsourcing project after the workshop. Readers started sending to the Columbia Missourian, where she teaches, photos from the funeral of a local soldier who died in Afghanistan. The community showed up to circle the church and show support for the family, and our Facebook gallery was up to 87 photos as of a week ago. The album had been shared 68 times, which is by far a record for the Missourian. "This is an exciting example of how the newspaper provided a way for people to connect around this shared event, and it means a lot more people have liked the Missourian's page and therefore invited us into their news feed," Mayer wrote.
Mayer, the Director of Community Outreach, Columbia Missourian
Associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism, invites you to keep in touch with her for discussion about how to use social media in the newsroom. She's at 573-882-8182; Twitter: @mayerjoy; email@example.com.