Social Media: Washington Examiner

I run the local news social media accounts for the Examiner. I promote our stories daily on social media daily and interact with readers. I also help reporters live-tweet events and breaking news to distribute news quickly in those situations.

In my first four months working on the Examiner’s social media efforts, I increased our local news Twitter followers by 16 percent and our local news Facebook fans by 83 percent.

I also frequently create Storifies to highlight contributions and accounts from social media users, for everything from storms to campaign stops.

In addition, I use my personal social media accounts extensively. My work using my Pinterest account to feature wanted criminals has garnered coverage from Poynter and Washington City Paper.

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