I'm at work on a Saturday, so I thought I'd try out a new reporting tool. Storify pulls quotes, posts and opinions from social media, including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook etc. and puts them all together in an easy-to-read format.
Social media can be powerful a communicator for journalists and everyone else, but information posted online is often a little ephemeral, disappearing as soon as the story is over, and the sheer volume of stuff out there can be overwhelming. Storify is a great way to distill it down and preserve those thoughts in an easy-to-read way.
Warren Jeffs' recent message from God to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has gotten a decent amount of coverage and reaction (read my story here), so I thought it might be a good story to experiment with. I tried to pull a combination of news stories and reaction.
Check out the Storify here, and let me know what you think!
|1.||Utah Football: Utes beat Michigan 26-10|
|2.||Monson: BYU is imperfect and undefeated (VIDEO)|
|3.||BYU football: Sloppy Cougars hold off Virginia to improve to 4-0 (VIDEO)|
|4.||Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz|
|5.||BYU football: Virginia linebacker says Taysom Hill will win the Heisman|
|6.||BYU Football LIVE: BYU beats Virginia 41-33|
|7.||BYU football: Defense struggles as Virginia runs 102 plays|
|8.||Utah teacher to stand trial on charges of sex with second boy|
|9.||Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season|
|10.||Elton John rocks his way down memory lane at Utah show|