Course Description

Course description: ENGAGEMENT WITH FACEBOOK GROUPS

Learn to report on and engage with closed digital communities.

As Facebook pushes its users to interact more and more in private groups, these closed spaces are where news tend to happen and journalists must learn to engage with them authentically.

Hannah Wise will use real-life examples from her work to cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Facebook privacy settings
  • How to find Facebook groups to monitor
  • How to engage with existing groups as a journalist
  • How to use Facebook groups for reporting and information sharing
  • How to create and grow a Facebook group
  • How to facilitate and maintain a topic-centered community
  • How to keep the conversation going

Video Lecturer

Hannah Wise

Hannah Wise is a social strategy editor at The New York Times where she focuses on building relationships between Times journalists and the communities they cover. She is most passionate about building communities in digital spaces and thinking about the future of sharing news.Previously, Hannah was the Audience Development Editor at The Dallas Morning News. She managed the newsroom team executing digital strategy across platforms and helped to cultivate conversation around the News' journalism. She launched and edited Curious Texas, in which readers join Dallas Morning News reporters to track down the answers to their most curious queries. Her reporting on Facebook Live during the 2016 police ambush was part of The News’ coverage that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news in 2017. Hannah was named to Editor & Publisher’s 2019 “25 under 35” list of the next generation of leaders in newspapers. She is the stitching maven behind behind the viral Instagram account @sewmanycomments where she doesn't read the comments, but sews them.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Engagement with Facebook Groups

    • Facebook Groups, Part 1

    • Facebook Groups, Part 2

Reviews

5 star rating

Very informative, great instructor.

Juliet Jeske

The instructor is incredibly likable. I found myself drawn in right away. I'm also a cat lover so that might be part of the reason I liked her so much. :-)...

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The instructor is incredibly likable. I found myself drawn in right away. I'm also a cat lover so that might be part of the reason I liked her so much. :-) She just has a very approachable personality which is why she's so skilled at managing social media. I learned a lot from this course.

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