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Introducing SAM Assignments: Helping to Reduce Outreach Collision and Bring Newsroom Collaboration Full Circle

March 14, 2017 by


In 2017 more newsrooms will be investing in social media and UGC newsgathering tools than ever before. As social becomes increasingly important in newsrooms around the world we’re collectively experience growth and teething pains. One of those growth pains is how we handle outreach and permission requests. All too often newsrooms fumble over themselves during …

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UGC Workflow Basics: Setting Up Your Social Newsgathering Processes

February 28, 2017 by


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 seething with …

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6 Ways to Curate Social UGC Using SAM

February 23, 2017 by


Everyone’s workflow is a bit different, especially when it comes to curating social UGC. With 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 Social Media Content
From Social Search: simply drag and drop assets from the search results, into a …

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Social Newsgathering: The Next Opportunity For Hyper-local News

February 15, 2017 by


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 are rapidly increasing readership. The media landscape is …

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Product Update: New Verification Tools

February 8, 2017 by


For many, the processes and tools being used to verify social content are 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 full impact of these events has not yet been fully realized, it is clear …

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Product Update: Collections

January 18, 2017 by


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 don’t miss a beat.
Creating a Collection
First, …

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Our Guide to Covering the Trump Inauguration

January 9, 2017 by


The time has come. Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as the President of the United States. If Trump has taught us anything, it’s that Twitter is the first line of communication. Social media is no longer an additional tool for coverage, it’s a critical starting point and source for stories. While this …

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How Embed Decay is Hurting Your Google Search Ranking

October 31, 2016 by


In the first wave of digital transformations, SEO was at the top of everyone’s priority list. Then came social… and Facebook quickly become the number one referrer of traffic to sites. Despite living in a social dominated news distribution era, you should certainly not discount Google and it’s importance as a referral source. In our …

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Social Embed Decay and How It’s Wrecking Your Articles

October 11, 2016 by


UPDATE: The U.S. Whitehouse has detailed the transition of social power. @POTUS Tweets will not undergo changes as depicted, rather they will be archived and all current @POTUS embedded Tweets will break across the internet. Unless Twitter and social platforms map these changes appropriately, it could affect a large swath of embeds across the internet. …

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SAM Selected for the First Inaugural Cultural Start-up Award

October 3, 2016 by


We couldn’t be more excited to announce that SAM has been named winner of the first inaugural Cultural Start-up Award, at the conclusion of Enterprising Culture, a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups.
The event, was produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and the Cultural Service …

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