For our second NewsTrack Roundtable of the semester, my #JO304 students tweeted each others’ mini-presentations on how their news organizations used alternative storytelling techniques in breaking news reports.
I’ve created a Web widget that circles in on social media posts re Opening Day in a region around Fenway. Let’s see if it works in this version of WordPress.
OK, I see it here in my draft.
Now, let’s see what happens when I preview and publish.
Umm, not showing in preview except as a link. Now I will publish.
OK, only shows as a link when I publish. and when I come BACK to this post — the image version has disappeared and I see just the link. This happened before when I did an embed. Grrr.
Well, as a text preview, this link is bringing me to a slideshow of photos. I’m assuming they are being uploaded in real time, tho I did start capturing them at 8 am today and will do so til 11:30 pm. I could reset that start time and see what happens.
Also, I want to see the MAP showing where posting activity is high. And I want to see better who’s posting. So going back in to get that URL.
Here’s the MAP URL — get an overview, then click on the Fenway area to see specific Red Sox postings. Explore in detail by opening it up and/or going to column atleft of screen. You can see users, which platforms they are on, etc.
Even longtime residents in my JO304 multimedia storytelling class at Boston University made discoveries about the city as they practiced digital and social media skills during this Twitter Scavenger Hunt early this month.