work samples: social.

Chicago Tribune:

During my time at the Tribune, I’ve been able to work on some pretty cool projects. Here are a few:

  • Tumblr: My first big assignment was creating a Tumblr for the Tribune. Since its beginning in June 2014, it’s been wildly successful. We gained more than 10,000 followers within the first few weeks. After one year, we had 30,000.tumblr

  • Google+: Another focus of mine was Google+. My boss has a lot on his plate, and this platform was something I could easily take over and nurture. During my first six months on the job, we went from 106,870 followers to 611,222. G+
  • Pinterest: Another fun task was working on the Tribune’s Pinterest. Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, so it was fun to build on what they already had. I added new boards and incorporated Pinterest-friendly topics that I could pin straight from our website, like recipes, restaurants, fashion, events and home decor.

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Social media is all about being social, and live tweeting is the ultimate way to join the conversation. I do this with local, national, and international events by tweeting and retweeting in real time. To capture these moments, I curate my live-tweeting spurts into Twitter Moments.


Live video for journalists:

For a multimedia journalism class, I focused my final project on the live video streaming app Periscope. I interviewed reporters who use it for their beat and explain how it’s not only useful for journalists but can take storytelling to a new and audience-involved level.

Social media for journalists portfolio:

For this class portfolio, I live tweeted the 2014 State of the Union address, participated in a Twitter chat, curated social media about the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and wrote a blog post about interacting through social media.


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