Short Narrative Bursts: Social Media Writing

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March 09, 2011 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Short Narrative Bursts: Social Media Writing
Originally Broadcast On:
March 09, 2011
Time Estimate:
One hour and 15 minutes

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Conquer the challenge of telling a lively, fair and contextualized story through social media platforms. There's an art to writing briefly and thoroughly in a small space. But you can have a voice, communicate important information and successfully write to an audience who read blips of information at a time. This Webinar will help you apply traditional writing strategies to social media platforms.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to develop your voice through social media
  • How to set the appropriate tone with your audience (and your critics)
  • How to balance social media edge with journalistic values
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters and writers who want to learn to write for social media.

Course Instructor:

David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent based in New York City. He has been with the network since 2004 and appears on NPR's newsmagazines and shows, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation. Previously, he was a reporter for The Sun in Baltimore and the Durham, N.C., Herald-Sun.

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