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“Prof Sree at Columbia spends at least 3-4 mins per tweet to make them Library of Congress-worthy.”

-Just one of the many tweets from last night’s Social Media One Night Stand, hosted by Columbia Journalism School Professor Sree Sreenivasan. Sree compiled a list of all the tweets from the evening via Storify. Check it out, and learn about social media!

INFOGRAPHIC: How social media is reshaping admissions

From a post on Schools.com - http://www.schools.com/visuals/facebook-and-college.html - an infographic about the use of Facebook and other social media by college admissions officers.

[BTW, this infographic comes with its own embed code, thus encouraging others to embed it on other sites. I wish more creators of infographics would do this - the way YouTube made embedding videos part of web culture.]

Reading students like an open facebook, or how social media is reshaping college admissions
Courtesy of: Schools.com

JOB: Social-media manager, Slate (in DC or NYC)

I see a lot of job postings these days (knock wood!) and post the best of the lot here when I can. See the quality of past jobs to get a sense of what I post. Best way to get alerts about these is to follow my SreeTips Facebook page.

Here’s a great gig I hope folks will consider. I see plenty like this, so let me know (sree @ sree.net) so I can add you to my list of good candidates interested in socmedia positions. Read my Poynter piece on the growth of this position and why it’s so important. See the syllabus of my five-week Social-media Skills for Journalists. If you’d like to take a workshop with me, keep an eye on http://bit.ly/workshops or e-mail me.  Would also like to hear your comments below.

The Slate Group
Manager, Social Media
Location: Washington DC or New York, NY

Description
The Slate Group is looking for a Manager of Social Media to join our creative, fast paced team.  As one of the most influential and widely read news and culture magazines, Slate combines the innovation of a web-only property with the quality and authority you’d expect from an organization owned by The Washington Post Company.  Slate is the centerpiece of an expanding family of sites including The Root, Slate V, The Big Money, and Foreign Policy.

The Social Media Manager will coordinate social media projects across the Slate Group.   This will include motivating everyone on the Slate team to contribute to social media efforts and making sure everyone in the Slate Group feels ownership and accountability for social media goals.  This will include having an excellent sense of any and all data on social media referrals and other metrics and reporting this data out to the Slate Group.

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SOCMEDIA: Tracking social-media editors at news orgs

I am watching with interest the rise in the number of journalists with the title of social-media editor (or something similar) within news organizations. This signals how seriously media outlets are taking social media, thinking about it strategically and incorporating it into workflows and overall output.

In recent weeks, I have had the chance to interact with several folks with such titles. Getting to know them and what they are dealing with and thinking about has been fascinating. In the weeks and months ahead, I will try to share some of that here and in my workshops.

If you want to get a sense of what these folks are reading/sharing, please take a look at the Twitter list that I created at http://twitter.com/sreenet/socmedia-editors. If you are not on Twitter, just bookmark that page and check in every once in a while to get a flavor of what they are upto. Some have the words “social media” in their title, others are called things like community manager (hello, Matthew Simantov); communities editor (hello, Mathew Ingram); audience interaction producer (hello, Eric Kuhn).

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TWITTER: @Sreenet’s Twitter Guide for Newbies & Skeptics

Twitter Ideas: A work in progress by @sreenet
[shortcut for this page at http://bit.ly/twitterideas ]

Suggestions welcome: sree[at]sree.net

WORKSHOP: FOUR THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER (+1 optional session!), Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28; 6:30 - 9 p.m, Columbia J-school: Social Media for Journalists, Bloggers & Media Professionals - register here

MY FEED: @sreenet - http://www.twitter.com/sreenet 
MY SOCIAL-MEDIA GUIDE: http://bit.ly/sreesoc - tips, handouts, tools and more
MY WORKSHOPS: http://bit.ly/workshops - events around the country
MY SOCIAL MEDIA SYLLABUS: http://bit.ly/socmediaskills - a five-week course at Columbia Journalism School

This is meant to be a way to introduce Twitter to skeptics and newbies and is NOT comprehensive.

==>A big welcome to the TechCrunch readers who are here thanks to the mention in  @vwadhwa’s piece on why Twitter is his only social-networking tool.

[Many thanks to @NatIves for putting me on Ad Age’s 25 media people to follow. Also, thank you to OnlineSchools for putting me on Top 100 Twitterers in Academia. Armed with these, I can… well, what, exactly?]

*** MY TWO WEBCASTS WITH ALL-STAR TWEETING JOURNOS:
http://bit.ly/columbiajtw2


Intros to Twitter:

Breaking News

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WORKSHOPS: A list of Sree Sessions, including archives/notes/recordings

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOW MOVED TO http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOW MOVED TO http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOW MOVED TO http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOW MOVED TO http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST HAS NOW MOVED TO http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

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===> To be added to my e-mail list about these and other events, INCLUDING WEBCASTS & WEBINARS, write to me at sree[at]sree.net (tell me your city)
Keep track of my talks at http://twitter.com/sree

A running list of SOME of my various tech workshops and webcasts (I am doing several others that are not open; as well as non-tech classes).

WORKSHOPS (more to come soon; questions to sree[at]sree.net; see links from workshops on a variety of topics, including blogging, at SreeTips.com)

E-mail sree[at]sree.net if you want to be notified of upcoming workshops.

Feedback from similar sessions in 2009:

"Professor Sree gave an excellent presentation and that my learning experience of the Internet is 150% better than before his presentation."
- Janet Murphy

“Professor Sree’s presentation at the Columbia Club luncheon in Naples was riveting, fast-paced and packed with information. He presented his material clearly, accessing the internet in real-time to introduce his audience to new and useful websites. Sree was friendly and open to questions at all times, and his style and sense of humor contributed to what was a fun learning experience.”
- Michael Hanson

WEBCAST RECORDINGS:

Questions, comments or to be updated as I set these up, connect with me on e-mail sree[at]sree.net or @sreenet on Twitter.

===> My collection of tips for Twitter skeptics/newbies: http://bit.ly/twitterideas

See links from workshops on a variety of topics, including blogging, at SreeTips.com

See my bio and more at Sree.net

May 6: My NYC workshop on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

[ALSO SEE LIST OF ALL MY WORKSHOPS & FOLLOW SREENET ON TWITTER]

WORKSHOP: What you need to know about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

A fun, useful workshop by Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism New Media
Professor and co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association

Presented by Tracey Jackson
Wed, May 6, 2009
6:30-8:30 pm
wine and cheese will be served

LOCATION: 7 West 18th St; sixth floor
btw 5th and 6th aves (near #1 at 18th St; #1, 2, 3 at 14th St; F, L, V at
14th St)

Tix: $30, payable at the door, includes workshop, refreshments and a tip
sheet you’ll use again and again.

TO RSVP, fill in the simple form at http://bit.ly/sreetj

LIMITED SEATING. YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE HELD UNLESS YOU FILL IN THE FORM ABOVE.


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Many of us are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn - or all
three - but are not sure how to make best use of these networks. This fun,
fast-paced session will make you more efficient, help you with your work and
improve your online life. You will leave with several practical, actionable ideas
and a whole new outlook on technology.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: SREE SREENIVASAN is a leading technology expert and dean
of students affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,
where he teaches in the digital journalism program. He specializes in explaining technology to consumers/readers/viewers/users. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC and occasionally on
various ABC, NBC and MSNBC news programs. He has written articles for The
New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg,
Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder and former president of the
South Asian Journalists Association <http://www.saja.org>, and has served as
faculty adviser to Columbia’s chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists. Sreenivasan has a Master of Science degree in journalism from
Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Stephen’s College, New
Delhi. In March 2004 Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most
influential South Asians. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Roopa (a business
strategist, Rhodes Scholar and former world-class sports-rifle shooter) and their young twins.

More on his work at http://www.sree.net and http://www.sreetips.com
His Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/sreenet

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[ALSO SEE MY APRIL 28 WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NY PRESS CLUB]

WORKSHOP: My Boston workshop on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

[ALSO SEE LIST OF ALL MY WORKSHOPS & FOLLOW SREENET ON TWITTER]

WORKSHOP: What you need to know about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
A fun, useful workshop by Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism New Media
Professor and co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
7-9 pm


Omni Parker Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617) 227-8600
Directions: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/MapAndDirections.aspx

RSVP, fill in this form. NO CHARGE.

LIMITED SEATING. YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE HELD UNLESS YOU FILL IN THE FORM ABOVE. Guests welcome, but each attendee must fill in the form.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Many of us are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn - or all
three - but are not sure how to make best use of these networks. This fun,
fast-paced session will make you more efficient, help you with your work and
improve your online life. We will also discuss how journalists can make use
of these services to get story ideas, find sources and increase the
visibility of their own work. Since eyeballs are the currency of the
Internet, you’ll want to know how to get the maximum amount of traffic to
the work you to do. You will leave with several practical, actionable ideas
and a whole new outlook on technology.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: SREE SREENIVASAN is a leading technology expert and dean
of students affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,
where he teaches in the digital journalism program. He specializes in explaining technology to consumers/readers/viewers/users. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC and occasionally on
various ABC, NBC and MSNBC news programs. He has written articles for The
New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg,
Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder and former president of the
South Asian Journalists Association <http://www.saja.org>, and has served as
faculty adviser to Columbia’s chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists. Sreenivasan has a Master of Science degree in journalism from
Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Stephen’s College, New
Delhi. In March 2004 Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most
influential South Asians. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Roopa (a business strategist, Rhodes Scholar and former world-class sports-rifle shooter) and their young twins.

More on his work at http://www.sree.net and http://www.sreetips.com
His Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/sreenet

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[ALSO SEE MY APRIL 28 WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NY PRESS CLUB]

April 28: NY Press Club workshop on Social Networking for Journalists

[ALSO SEE MY MAY 6 WORKSHOP ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN]

Social Networking for Journalists

Tuesday, April 28th
AP Conference Center
450 W 33rd Street (between 9th & 10th)
6:15-9 pm
6:15 p.m. networking
6:30 p.m. program begins
6:30-7:30 pm: workshop by Sree Sreenivasan
7:30-9 pm: panel discussion


Are social networks good A for journalists? If so, how are they being used? What’s the best way to put popular sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to work finding sources, gathering information or reaching reporters?

This two-part program will bring you up to speed on the fast-growing world of social media. In the first hour, Columbia Journalism School dean of student affairs and former WNBC-TV tech reporter Sree Sreenivasan will walk novices through the “how-to” for several of the programs. Be sure to read his tips for Twitter newbies and skeptics, http://bit.ly/twitterideas

In the second, Sree will be joined by a panel of journalists and a public relations specialist who will talk about their experiences using these applications on the job.

Steve Scott

Evening anchor at WCBS-880 Newsradio.

Lauren McCullough

Social networks & special projects producer, Interactive Design & Graphics for The Associated Press.

Noel Bryson
Visual Perspectives, a multimedia marketing and communications firm on Staten Island.

Members: $10 | non-members: $20 | students: $5

RSVP with credit card or PayPal

If you’d prefer to pay at the door, you should RSVP via e-mail to mailbox[at]nypressclub.org right away

ALSO SEE MY MAY 6 WORKSHOP ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN