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.||Hatch wants immigrant fingerprints taken at airports|
|2.||Kirby: Children’s insults speak the harsh truth|
|3.||Utah Jazz will pick 14th, Cavs pick first in NBA Draft|
|4.||Study: Salt Lake City has highest rate of gay parents in U.S.|
|5.||Utah company makes eating outdoors more enticing|
|6.||Sen. Mike Lee rents house from friend who bought his home|
|7.||Josh Powell’s sister recorded conversations with him and father|
|8.||New Draper company helps launch singing careers|
|9.||Concert review: Imagine Dragons gives ‘radioactive’ performance|