from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/2022/04/25/write-script-social-videos-tiktok-reels/
Writing a script for a social video means paring down your piece to the barest minimum that still makes sense.
Instagram’s answer to TikTok, Reels are vertical videos that can last up to a minute. They can engage your existing Instagram audience and expand your reach to new users.
We’ve learned a few things along the way that we think you might find helpful.
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If you’re lucky, your story might sometimes be the topic of that conversation; if you’re smart, you’ll be engaged in the discussion, too.
This guide will walk you through creating your first Snap and your Snapchat story.
Here are a few fresh tips you can use to inject easy bits of modern engagement within the tried-and-true.
Hosting the Twitter account for your news organization is like spinning out a monologue.
The hardest part to becoming a Twitter regular is developing the habit of using it. Stop making excuses.
Combine Twitter, reddit, Facebook and Instagram to locate sources when news breaks.
Learn how to create Twitter lists of relevant people to follow, find eyewitnesses and locate Tweeters.
if you’re looking for more sources and tips, consider peeking at reddit and Instagram.
One way to bring people into your reporting is through social callouts — asking the wider world to share their stories, photos and thoughts.
Tips on fitting social media into your schedule and figuring out what to tweet.
If you want to reach more people who care about your work by using social media, leverage the resources you have right in front of you.
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On Instagram, a callout asks for photos or videos on a specific topic, using a hashtag to gather it all together.
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“The point is to treat a Twitter chat as you would any radio production,” says producer Davar Ardalan.
Involve the hosts, make posting a habit and other suggestions for promoting your show/pod on social.
We’ve heard this a lot lately: Fun stories, not serious stories, work on social media. But we’ve found otherwise.