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Poynter’s TEACHAPALOOZA JUNE 20-22, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
Catch up: Power Up, Re-Ignite Your Passion for Teaching

Totally new sessions and content from 2013

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contact Al Tompkins for information: atompkins@poynter.org

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Saturday, June 21 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
HOW TO Become a Social Media Star AND How to Enrich Your Journalism with Social Media

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Your students Facebook and Tweet in their personal lives but professionals use these powerful tools in very different ways. 
What content works and what is the best way to use social media?

Then, in the second half of this session, Al Tompkins will show you how journalists use Social Media including Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and YoutTube to find stories and socurces. Some of these tools are brand new and most are free. 

-How to Use Social Media to get noticed and attract audiences
-How journalists use social media to turn "site snakers" into "brand lovers"
-How journalists use social media to find news, stories sources and visuals

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online, The Poynter Institute
Al is Poynter's Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online. | He has a Master's degree from USF St. Pete in Digital Journalism and Design and brings more than 42 years of journalism and teaching experience to the classroom. | He has been awarded the Peabody, the national Emmy, 7 national Headliner awards, the American Bar Association Silver Gavel, the Robert F. Kennedy award and the Japan Prize. He was indicted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of... Read More →

Saturday June 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 217

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