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Using social media to find biz stories

April 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Everybody’s using social media, but where in the billions of status updates and tweets can a journalist find solid sources and important stories? The Society of American Business Editors and Writers is holding a conference call later this month for business journalists who need help in untangling the social media maze.

Spend an hour listening to “How to Find Sources & Stories on Social Media,” to hear experts with insights and tups. Sign up today for the call, which will be conducted 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, April 23.

Moderator is Eric Carvin, social media editor for the Associated Press. Panelists include Allison Linn, senior business writer, msnbc.com and Jake Batsell, assistant professor, division of journalism and faculty adviser to smudailycampus.com, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. A third panelist will be announced soon.

Please RSVP for the event by registering here. Then, on the day of the event, please call 218-339-2626 and, when prompted, enter the access code 4058935. You’ll be able to hear the panelists but not speak to them. During the call, listeners may send questions via e-mail. Selected questions will be forwarded to the moderator for the panel to answer.

Questions? Contact SABEW board member and training committee co-chair Mary Jane Pardue, associate professor of journalism at Missouri State University, by email or 417-766-3901.]

Sign up here for the call.

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