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.||Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’|
|2.||For selling risky mortgages, Bank of America fined $1.3B|
|3.||TV preview: ‘Hell on Wheels’ mocks Mormons|
|4.||14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah|
|5.||Take off your clothes to make it in reality TV|
|6.||‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ blasts Marvel in a different direction|
|7.||Polygamous trust fiduciary a witness in prostitution case|
|8.||Whole Foods plans a major marketing push|
|9.||Tennis: China’s Li Na pulls out of U.S. Open because of knee|
|10.||Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million|