Week 4 – Social Networking & Editorial Research

Assignment #4

Part I: Social Networking & Blogs

  • Register for social networking services (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Create Google Alerts on topic of interest (including yourself)
  • 3 new entries on new work you are producing
  • add links to other photographers and/or subject of related interest

Part II: Editorial Research

  • Research 2 editorial magazines in which you have in interest in publishing work in
  • Bring in 3 copies of past issue for each of those titles
  • provide written history/background on photo editor, managing editor or art director
  • Obtain media kit and obtain information on circulation, ad rates and editorial calendar
  • list 5 photographers the publication has used and include their websites
  • Be prepared to do a presentation of your research in class emphasizing particular layout or stories that speak to why you believe you would be a good fit for this publication. Be ready to answer questions on circulation, ad rates, and demographics).
  • Have 3 story ideas that you would consider pitching and creating for one of these publications. Have a clear idea of why you believe the story idea would be a good fit for the publication, especially considering what they have published in the past.

Social Media Sites

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Yelp

FourSquare

Social Networking Resources

Mashable Twitter Guidebook

Mashable Facebook Guidebook

Editorial Research Resources

Foliomag – People on the Move

Media-Bistro Revolving Door

Forbes

Wall Street Journal

Photo District News

LA Observed

Today’s Class Presentation

WPII-Lesson4-MakingConnections

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