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Five Features Every Local Sports Journalist Should Be Using

Written by Tess
Updated over a week ago

Chrome Extension: What kind of impact across social do your stories have? Sports desk reporters and editors are one click away from seeing the who shared any of their stories, like athletes and front offices, across social networks. Make sure everyone has it downloaded.

Notifications: Set up an alert to find out whenever Zion Williamson or RJ Barrett post to their Instagram account. Or get a digest every day that includes who's posting about a team on Facebook. And set up a referral alert when anyone links out to your site's sports domain. Make sure your notifications work for you. Pro Tip: Set up these alerts in Slack too. 

Live Displays: Keep track (in real time) of a tournament's (larger or small) impact on social media. Use saved keyword searches of trending hashtags like #marchmadness to track how people are talking about an event on Facebook and Instagram.
Pro Tip: Make the display a touch screen to use on-air when going over game recaps and reactions. 

Lists:  Many the top college basketball players are on Instagram. Go to the Explore section and add our list of 2019 Top March Madness players. And most local players (college and high school) are also on Instagram. Create your own lists of each roster, include coaches too.

Intelligence: Did a team just upset Virginia in the tournament? Use Intelligence to track how that team's fan growth exploded after the win. Also use it to help determine any trends in the area or check out how a team performed socially previous years during the same tournament.

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