Social Media Excellence At NewsTECHForum

To honor innovative, creative and effective use of social media, this year’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 will present the first Social Media Excellent Awards to WTVT Tampa, Fla.; KCCI Des Moines, Iowa; Josh Johnson of WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; and Kristen Hampton of WBTV Charlotte, N.C. After accepting their awards, winners will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kim Wilson of Social News Desk.

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How To Prevent Newsroom Facebook Hacks

There are plenty of steps newsrooms can take to safeguard their Facebook pages against hackers. Guest columnist Kim Wilson walks through the basics — including never sharing credentials or login information — and what to do if hackers still break through and hijack a news organization’s most important social platform.

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Do Social Media Boost Television Ratings?

Today’s ratings system is in flux. Nielsen has begun using Twitter as a way to quantify viewing. And, broadcasters are betting social will play a big role in the future of how their programs are evaluated by advertisers. But no one has all the answers … yet. Learn how TV stations can use social media.