Using Social to Find Sources

3 simple ways to find story ideas

Next time you’re struggling to come up with a new story or just need a push in a more creative direction, read this.

Get a Twitter habit: 5 things to do every day until it sticks

The hardest part to becoming a Twitter regular is developing the habit of using it. Stop making excuses.

Use targeted search terms to unearth sources on social

Combine Twitter, reddit, Facebook and Instagram to locate sources when news breaks.

How to find sources on Twitter: An exercise

Learn how to create Twitter lists of relevant people to follow, find eyewitnesses and locate Tweeters.

Find stories and sources on reddit, Instagram

if you’re looking for more sources and tips, consider peeking at reddit and Instagram.

6 ways to use social callouts

One way to bring people into your reporting is through social callouts — asking the wider world to share their stories, photos and thoughts.

Get closer to your audience with an audio callout

A producer on “Death, Sex and Money” talks audio callouts.