Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This reporter knows OKC

From @Okieprof, #clarkclass

I missed Steve Lackmeyer's @stevelackmeyer Monday presentation to #clarkclass, with @Dezhill pinch hitting for me. Steve, a solid reporter, author and columnist, has developed a city-wide reputation for being on top of almost everything happening in OKC. I've seen him covering a meeting for The Oklahoman, and while taking notes, he's also tweeting and blogging about it.

Here are my students' comments in the debriefing session
, recorded by @alyssaramsey13. .
  • Jon Wallace--It was in 1995 that The Oklahoman was coming around with a website prototype. Listen to all the facts and get a good grasp of what’s going on before you report.
  • Brad Rector--liked the paywall  idea--something new to learn about.
  • CJ Lance- -the portal idea of the future: how everything will want to be in one portal sometime in the future
  • Jake Scott--140 characters can end your career or boost it. Consistent with all the speakers
  • Rio Columbus--following different places in the community to learn different things about the community around you
  • Ryan Mitchell--Talked about the differences of facebook and twitter audiences
  • Alyssa Ramsey--If you aren’t having consistent content and interacting with the community consistently, it is easier for people to misinterpret your personality and they way you present information.
  • Logan Bethea–-Content isn’t free, but people want it to be. It takes money to get reporters out to tell the stories and it also can cause emotional tolls on the reporters. There really isn’t a price you can put on the stories the reporters are getting for you.
  • Sam Ashford--liked how far he went to confirm the Whole Foods story. Important to get confirmation of your sources and make sure your facts are correct and credible
  • Sofia Wells--You don’t have to completely change stories for different social media sites--you can always use different leads to capture different audiences.
  • Danielle York--Criticism comes with social media and you need to be able to handle it. Why put things on social media if you don’t want people to comment on it.
  • Chandler Murphy--Gave us a visual of the bombing and got to hear a perspective of the bombing she hasn’t heard yet and seeing his emotions tied to that.
  • Bethany Travino--Every speaker has mentioned getting a twitter to keep up with things they want to know about and to make sure they are informed
  • Rachel Pyle--You need to be involved with your community and tweet to your followers and know what they want to read about
  • Jacob Beeman--A good balance between work and his personal life on twitter. He can post funny things, yet also post news stories and still providing important information.
  • Jasmine Pride- he doesn’t just use it to tweet, he uses it to help people be more connected with their community
  • Alex Knox--has humor and is aware that people make fun of him and he stays light-hearted about it
  • Rayven Boone--don’t be mad if people disagree with you if you are posting stuff on twitter and putting it out for the world to read
  • Emily Hall--life can be serious, but it's not. Pick your battles on social media.
  • Jacob Foster--talked about the Lost Ogle. It keeps people in line, doesn’t allow people to let their heads get to big and it's sort of a watch dog for the media
  • Danny Flores--important that he engages with his readers every Friday at 10:30. That helps him to be successful and know what his readers are looking for.

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