Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Creating a Social Media Profile For Aspiring Journalists

Hi, I'm Anika Palm. I'm a reporter and as part of a continuing series about how aspiring journalists can build an online profile, I want to talk to you today a little about some of the sites you can use to build your social media profile. You'll want to start with some of the biggest names in social media. You'll want to start with a Twitter account, a Facebook account, a LinkedIN account, a Google Plus account, and right now, a Pinterest account. Once again make sure that the information that you put on those accounts is something that you wouldn't mind an employer seeing. The test, once again, is would Grandma be able to stomach what you put on the account? After you've handled those first five there's many other social media accounts that might work for you. You can consider YouTube, you can consider Vimeo, Stumble Upon, all kinds of photo sites if you're a photo journalist. You can look at FourSquare, Delicious, there are many, many things that you can do. And make sure that you post on them at least daily or every other day. And you will also want to make sure that the information that you're putting is part of your cohesive picture that you're presenting to a potential employer.