Elevate Social Media Storytelling with RebelMouse: A Digital Tools Tutorial

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September 26, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Elevate Social Media Storytelling with RebelMouse: A Digital Tools Tutorial
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
September 26, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

About Webinars

In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.

RebelMouse is a social web publishing tool that lets you organize your online presence into a social site. You can use it to curate and aggregate breaking news stories, topics, live events and user-generated content. Plus you can embed RebelMouse onto your personal sites or blogs. News organizations can use RebelMouse to cover stories in real time.

RebelMouse can even power your domain. Any RebelMouse site or subpage can be embedded on a news organization's homepage, which can then be toggled to reflect breaking news and live events.

Connect and add posts from several social media networks—including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram and RSS. RebelMouse is also compatible with several video platforms, too.

This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more tools in the Digital Tools Catalog.

What Will I Learn:
  • How media organizations are using RebelMouse
  • How to aggregate and curate social media content on the platform
  • How to embed RebelMouse onto a personal or news organization site or blog
  • About new features that are in RebelMouse's roadmap
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, social media managers and anyone who wants to quickly build a real-time online social presence.

Course Instructor:

Niketa Patel

Niketa Patel oversees news partnerships in the U.S. for Twitter and is based in New York City. Previously, she was director of news and content partnerships at RebelMouse and became managing director of RebelMouse’s Media Lab. She focused on key initiatives with an eye toward content creation, audience development and multi-platform products.

Patel has 12 years of experience in digital journalism and audience development at CNN, ABC News, CBS News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Florida Times-Union and more.


Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner:

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute advances an innovative and sustainable news industry by helping publishers understand and engage audiences, grow revenue, improve public-service journalism, and succeed at organizational change.

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