#MuckedUp Tuesday: Reddit-made news
So much more than just "the front page of the Internet" any more, as a social outlet Reddit offers some of the best ways to get the jump on a cutting-edge story or to gauge trends on the horizon. There are plenty of signs that this platform recognizes its increasing value to a reporter’s tool belt, as well: for instance, to address quickly evolving breaking news, there was the recent addition of liveupdate streams. Then there’s the pressiquette guide, which steers uninitiated journalists away from reddit-specific abuses, such as self-promotional posts. And recently, reddit has unveiled its own podcast Upvoted; with each episode, this first verbal foray into investigatory journalism pledges to “dig a little deeper” into the backstories behind its most popular posts, as well as its own newsletter of the same name. Increasingly, news outlets are figuring out fresh ways to harness the platform’s power, too: NPR notably has established a strong presence there while the innovative Reported.ly treats reddit as well as Twitter as “living and breathing spaces” to house its constantly updating journalism done there. Which brings us to an important question: does your media outlet have a reddit strategy? And is your newsroom adaptive enough to navigate this platform?
Find out at our next #MuckedUp chat as we are pleased to welcome back to Reddit’s Victoria Taylor, the social networking website’s first Director of Communications, current Director of Talent and author of “Best practices for journalists on Reddit.” Got a reddit-related question for Victoria? Email or tweet me by the end of the day Monday and we’ll incorporate it into the chat! Also, be sure to spread the word and invite your friends and followers by clicking here. Then mark your calendars and set your alarms so you can join us for an hour on Tuesday, April 21, at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST.