Friday, May 18, 2012

‘Join the Journalists’

An honors English class has just made its way through the Lake County Publishing newsroom, where I gave a brief overview of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts that I curate for the Record-Bee.

While few present had experience with Twitter, several students were active on Facebook and at least one student admitted having a Pinterest account. I was glad to tie their social media use with the news media’s presence on their favorite sites.

The Record-Bee places “digital first” emphasis upon its reporting the news.

In September our parent company, MediaNews Group, appointed John Paton as its CEO and entered an agreement with Digital First Media to provide management services. The “digital first” emphasis is shared by our sister newspapers.

This afternoon’s visit was good practice for next Wednesday when we invite the community to “Join the Journalists,” 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soper Reese Community Theatre.

The workshop is free and is intended for people interested in submitting written materials, video or photographs for inclusion in online and print publications.

RSVP to Managing Editor Mandy Feder at 263-5636, ext. 32, or

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