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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
Social media has become essential to finding eye-witness content from anywhere in the world. Increasingly, it’s also become a source of government communication, emergency response, and other forms of official updates. These official and known accounts are equally, if not more so, important to tr...
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
We’re one week away from the next UK General Election and newsrooms are in high gear. With so much going on in the news cycle it’s crucial that news organizations operate with efficiency and prepare their coverage strategies. With elections we have a somewhat set and predictable calendar of event...
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Mark Little joins the SAM Board of Directors
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Today I’m extremely pleased to announce that Mark Little has joined the SAM board of directors. Mark’s name has become synonymous with social newsgathering and I couldn’t think of anyone so uniquely suited to help advise SAM through this exciting growth phase and beyond. Mark will be joining our ...
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The Social Newswire
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Here at SAM we live and breathe social and UGC workflows. More newsrooms and journalists use our platform to manage UGC than any other. This is deeply humbling, but also exciting. Exciting because it gives us a unique chance to solve some of the very large problems in the social media newsgatheri...
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3 Ways to Collaborate on Social Stories Using SAM
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3 Ways to Collaborate on Social Stories Using SAM
Leveraging the collaborative power of your newsroom is key when trying to tell a great story. With SAM, communicate quickly and efficiently using tags, notes, and activity feeds. 3 Ways to Collaborate on Social Stories Tags: easily categorize your social assets using tags. This quickly allows you...
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UGC Workflow Basics: Setting Up Your Social Newsgathering Processes
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Invest in workflow In 2016, young adults listed social media as their main source of news. Even beyond the young, 62% of adults now report they get their news from social media. Now, in 2017, we’ve reached a point where overall trust in mass media is at a historic low. Social media is seeth...
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6 Ways to Curate Social UGC in SAM
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Everyone’s workflow is a bit different, especially when it comes to curating social UGC. Within SAM, there are 6 different workflows to choose from — check them out below and use the ones that work best for you. 6 Ways To Curate Using SAM From Social Search: simply drag and drop assets from...
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Social Newsgathering: The Next Opportunity For Hyperlocal News
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Social Newsgathering: The Next Opportunity For Hyperlocal News
For the better part of a year, the future of media has been a focal point of conversation and controversy. As the public’s trust in established brands reaches all-time lows, companies like The New York Times are seeing hard earned growth while less familiar organizations, like Breitbart, ar...
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Product Update: New Verification Tools
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Product Update: New Verification Tools
For many, the processes and tools currently being used to verify social content is top of mind. It’s likely that much of this mindfulness can be attributed to the political events that have recently transpired in the US and UK. While the outcomes of these events are not yet fully realized, it i...
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Product Update: Collections
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Product Update: Collections
The SAM Collections tab is home for publishers and brands looking to curate social content. Over the past few weeks we’ve been hard at work adding new features to further streamline your social newsgathering workflow. Let’s take walk through the reimagined Collections experience to make sure you...
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