Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to Create an Online Presence for Journalists

Hello my name is Anika Palm and I'm a reporter. I'd like to talk to you today about how to create an online presence for someone who is an aspiring journalist. You'll want to begin by making sure that you have access to some sort of a blogging platform whether it's WordPress or Blogspot or Drupal something of that nature so that you can write regularly about a subject in which you have some expertise. Or if you don't have some expertise, some interest. You want to show that you can delve deeply into information about a certain subject so make sure that you can do that. The second thing that you're going to want to do when you have a chance is to get a website with your name. If your name is John Smith make sure that you own or of that nature. You can link that social media to that website. You'll also want to take a good hard look at your social media accounts. Make sure that the information that you're presenting to the world is information that you want someone who has the perfect job for you to consider and to look at when they're thinking about hiring you. I always say that if your grandmother wouldn't want to see it don't put it on your social media account. And if that means you need to create a new Twitter account or a new Pinterest account or a new Tumblr account then you may have to do that and create a separate name for it. Put the information on there that will impress someone who could offer you a job. Make sure that everything you have--your website, your blog your social media accounts--can all be considered part of a cohesive poll. Something that shows you at your best.

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