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6 Ways to Curate Social UGC in SAM

February 23, 2017 by


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 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 …

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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

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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 …

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SAM Teams Up With Google’s First Collation

September 13, 2016 by


Today First Draft News announced the launch of their new partner network and we couldn’t be more excited to team up with Google, Twitter, Facebook and the many newsrooms committed to quality journalism in the social media age.

Since day one, our mission has been to provide the most robust social newsgathering and storytelling …

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Tying into Facebook Signal

May 31, 2016 by


Facebook is one of the most important social networks for social media newsgathering. As the single largest social network it’s no surprise it holds the largest potential for quality UGC. However, searching, verify and curating UGC can be somewhat of a challenge. Facebook Signal aims to tick off some of those boxes for newsrooms, and …

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