Workshop: How to Tweet – Mastering Social Media

Workshop Friday 17 March 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Standard £150
Freelance/Student £125
Members £100

MSM_NEW_BannerIn the fast-paced evolution of digital journalism, it is essential to get to grips with the social media landscape around you. Pioneering website editor Jon Bernstein will lead a day-long workshop to teach you how to get the most out of your online tools.

From understanding the basics of social media and their applications in journalism, to the fine art of online editing, this workshop is ideal for established and emerging journalists alike. It will also appeal to anyone in a communications role who truly wants to understand the power of social media.

The workshop will cover the following:

1. Social Media: Understanding the basics

  • What is social media and why it matters
  • Exercise #1: Defining social media
  • Two tales from the newsroom that demonstrate the power of social
  • Six ways journalists use social networks

2. Getting to grips with Twitter

  • The Twitter Audit
  • The Twitter Glossary
  • Exercise #2: How to Tweet

3. Social media in action

  • When to post online: how consumption habits are changing
  • Eleven examples of social media in action
  • The Audit: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and the rest
  • Exercise #3: Creating a social media campaign
  • How to manage your social media footprint all in one place

4. How to blog

  • Blogging basics
  • What kind of blogger are you? Introducing three archetypes
  • Establishing a tone of voice
  • How to get noticed
  • Exercise #4: Writing a blog post
  • Blogging dos and don’ts
  • Final thoughts: Eleven social media tips

JB_200x200About the trainer
Jon Bernstein
 is an award-winning journalist, editor and digital strategist. He was deputy editor, then digital director, at the New Statesman; multimedia editor at Channel 4 News; ran the Channel 4 FactCheck website during the 2005 general election; editor-in-chief of Directgov, working in the Cabinet Office’s eGovernment Unit; and editor-in-chief of dot com start up and technology website In 2011, he was named Website Editor of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors for

Images: via / Peshkova and Jon Bernstein