Tea break reads – third party Twitter tools for journalists and more

Cup of tea by Leah Tautkuke

Time for my weekly bundle of great journalism and social media reads for your tea break (or coffee if you’re that way inclined!).

1. 4 ways to use dark Facebook posts for business by Chloe Swain, Social Media Examiner

I was intrigued by the idea of dark Facebook posts – using posts which only appear to a certain segment of your audience and not on your wall. It can be used to test which posts are likely to be popular before you share the top posts with your whole fanbase.

2. 5 news aggregation apps to keep up with stories by Mădălina Ciobanu, Journalism.co.uk

As a journalist, I’m always trying to find new ways to keep up with the latest developments in tech news, so having a good news aggregation app can make life a lot easier. This article gives a handy overview of the best tools out there.

3. Journalism Safety Toolkit from the International Journalists’ Network

A brilliant resource for journalists covering a wide range of topics including how to protect your sources from online snooping and how to look after yourself in dangerous environments.

4. 3rd party Twitter tools for journalists from Joanna Geary

Twitter’s Joanna Geary has rounded up a list of third party tools for journalists to make life that little bit easier!

5. Overheard in the newsroom

If you want to know the kind of things that go on behind the scenes in newsrooms read this.

Photography by Leah Tautkuke used under Creative Commons licence 2.0.

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