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.||Kragthorpe: BYU’s overtime win enough to land Cougars in NCAA tourney|
|2.||Keith Richards children’s picture book out this fall|
|3.||Game postponed after player collapses|
|4.||BYU basketball: Cougars reach WCC title game with OT win|
|5.||Brigham Young University names new president|
|6.||NFL Mock Draft Version Two|
|7.||NBA capsules and gallery|
|8.||World Golf Ranking|
|9.||Satirical musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ set to play Utah theater|
|10.||Utah polygamous family says going on TV was liberating|