from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/2016/10/17/3-simple-ways-to-find-story-ideas/
Using Social to Find Sources
Next time you’re struggling to come up with a new story or just need a push in a more creative direction, read this.
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.