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You want 35 tips on interviewing for journalists? Here goes... THREAD. 🧵
1/ "For the first question, ask a gentle, wise question as it allows them to collect their thoughts and get ready to answer," says @PardeepKalirai #bcujournos
@PardeepKalirai 2/ "Stand out from other journalists - don't ask the same questions as it can bore the interviewee" #bcujournos
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THREAD! I've reverse-engineered @jimwaterson's excellent article on sex-worker social media platform OnlyFans to show you how to find all sorts of stories in company accounts. Here's the article -… - now let's begin...🧵
2/ First, you need to locate the company behind OnlyFans. It's not called OnlyFans so you can either Google it, or look for an 'About' section on the site that leads you to the company - in this case, Fenix International Limited
3/ Search for the company on Companies House …… - the About page information on the director and address can be used to confirm that you have the right company
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Completing today's double bill on scrollytelling, it's great to be able to welcome another @BCUJournalism alumna to speak to MA students: @carolinebeavon on her "lockdown data story" 104 Days Later… #bcujournos
Succinctly expressed point by @carolinebeavon on the methodological issues of using social media to conduct surveys: "We're not gathering data at all - we're gathering testimonials". @Typeform was useful for this because people could upload files (recordings)
3/ ...but only one person uploaded an audio clip, so @carolinebeavon decided to contact respondents who left details to conduct interviews via Zoom in order to generate audiovisual material
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Really happy to be welcoming back MA Data Journalism alumna @oliviajlawlor from @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h to @BCUJournalism to talk to current students as part of a double-header on scrollytelling today
I had no idea that @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h had sports-specific #dataviz templates "to map a player's positions on a field/court" (via @oliviajlawlor)… #ddj
Also useful to consider @f_l_o_u_r_i_s_h's Stories feature as one way of creating animation that you can screencapture as a gif for social - e.g.… #ddj
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Great to have @abigailedge at @BCUJournalism this afternoon to give #Bcujournos a special workshop on verification, trends, advanced search and Google Earth Timelapse
@abigailedge @BCUJournalism One of my favourite tips via @abigailedge is combining "" with "inurl:lists" but I like the addition of keywords in triangular brackets (or 'alligators'!) too: "<mental health bloggers>"… #bcujournos
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