Five Social Media Sites for Journos

Here are some websites from SPJ’s Techno-J blog – that are worth checking out:

1. Wired Journalists
http://www.wiredjournalists.com/
Social network with over 3,300 members and counting.

2. Muck Rack
http://muckrack.com/
Journalists on Twitter, listed by beat and media outlet. Add yourself to the list!

3. Visual Editors
http://visualeditors.ning.com/
Social network for graphically-inclined journos (designers, photographers, videographers, et al.)

4. Testy Copy Editors
http://www.testycopyeditors.org
Message board for folks on the copy desk.

5. Sree’s Twitter Guide for Skeptics and Newbies
http://bit.ly/twitterideas
Extensive list of Twitter tools and resources for journos, compiled by Columbia J-School tech superstar Sree Sreenivasan. You can listen to his “Twitter for Journalists” podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ColumbiaJournalism/2009/01/09/Twitter-for-Journalists

Until next time…

I’m Emily Sweeney, staff reporter at The Boston Globe. You can follow me (@emilysweeney) on Twitter at http://twitter.com/emilysweeney.

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