Tips and tricks from GateHouse Media’s top Touters 4/19/16

By John Crouch, social media coordinator, GateHouse Media's Center for News & Design
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A digital tool used by an increasing number of GateHouse Media's newsrooms is Tout, a mobile app that can be used for quickly shooting, editing and uploading short videos to both social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter, and "pairing" them with online news stories.

In this column, a handful of editors from some of GateHouse's top Touting newsrooms explain why they have embraced the app and how their teams have found success with it.

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What Instagram’s algorithm change means for journalists 4/12/16

By Penny Riordan, director of digital content partnerships, GateHouse Media
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It didn't take long for celebrities and influencers to start freaking out after Instagram announced it would move to an algorithm-driven feed. They started encouraging users to subscribe to their posts in order to not miss any updates, according to a post on Re/code. If your newspaper has an account, should you encourage your followers to do the same?

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Practical tips for reporters shooting video with smartphones 3/21/16

By Carlene Cox, director of product development, GateHouse Media
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Increasingly, we're relying on our smartphones to provide video content. So for photographers looking for a more nimble approach than lugging out the SLR and uploading big files, to reporters armed only with the camera in their pocket, here are 11 tips on how to shoot better using the one device that's never out of your reach.

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Experience Mars with The Washington Post’s virtual reality 3/11/16

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The Washington Post has built a virtual environment taking users to Mars, letting them navigate the landscape using any digital device, with or without VR gear. In partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, The Post uses state-of-the-art technology to create a multi-dimensional, virtual reality scenario that is compatible with a desktop, mobile or tablet web browser or by downloading an app for Windows 10 or Apple OS X and on the Oculus Rift.

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8 tips for establishing your brand of journalism on Periscope 3/7/16

By Lizzie Jespersen, content initiatives coordinator, GateHouse Media
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Reporters can set themselves apart on platforms like Periscope by not just creating brand recognition for their newsrooms, but by treating themselves as a brand. Here are some best practices to keep in mind.

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User guidelines keep discussions civil on newspaper's website 6/26/13

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Open discussion of issues is important to the general public. It's also important that newspapers have clear guidelines for those dialogues. View the guidelines set in place by the Galveston County Daily News.

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All in with digital media 12/1/15

By Jane Nicholes
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Advocate Digital Media will market it, place it, produce it, and maybe even put it in the newspaper. This article also includes a television commercial promoting Advocate Digital Media.

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Rockdale paper adds digital edition on Wednesday mornings 11/10/14

By Sean Ireland, Special to the SNPA eBulletin
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Analytical measurements are helping the staff in Rockdale County determine the sweet spot for content in its new digital edition. This small staff is now producing one print edition a week and one digital edition -- and wowing its readers, advertisers and publisher!

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LIONshare could put millions in ad revenue in coffers of local media publishers 8/18/14

By Conrad Jungmann – Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Over the next year, RJI and LION Digital Media will be transforming LIONshare® from an internal system into an open platform called LIONshare® Media Planner that can be freely accessed by all digital marketers and publishers. Here is a breakdown of what they are building.

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RichmondDRIVES.com offers access to more than 6,000 vehicles 5/5/14

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch launches the "click and easy way" to find a new ride!

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