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Who Gets Social Media Right?

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April 14, 2006

Who Gets Social Media Right?

Heather Green

Whenever I meet with startups and ask who in traditional media is getting it right with social media, I tend to get some of the same replies. News Corp. because they bought MySpace, The NYTimes with its new redesign, some of the newspapers we all know like the Greensboro News & Record. But are there newspapers, TV stations, media companies that you think have good strategies or are adopting social tech in a smart way? What impresses you?

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I'd like to mention the newspaper I work for, The Globe and Mail ( which is a daily newspaper based in Toronto, Canada. We were one of the first papers in North America to allow readers to comment on any news story on the website, and it has been extremely popular. We have blogs too, and we do regular online Q&As with readers, but I think the comment feature has been a real breakthrough in terms of connecting with our audience.

Mathew Ingram

Posted by: Mathew Ingram at April 15, 2006 06:54 PM

* The Guardian thanks to Comment is Free and its podcasting (including Ricky Gervais) and its recognition that paper is not forever. Full disclosure: I write there.

* Nashville is Talking and the rest of the station's site, thanks to Terry Heaton.

* The Washington Post for its frequent chats and technorati links to its articles.

* The BBC for turning news into an API.

* Bits of VH1 and MTV....

Posted by: Jeff Jarvis at April 16, 2006 07:21 PM


Check out what Roller Warehouse is doing in regards to marketing inside of MySpace.

This would be a great and interesting Podcast interview as their simple approach would work across other social media services.

Posted by: James Clark at April 20, 2006 12:34 PM

Hey James,

Wow, I just checked it out and it is really interesting....thanks!

Posted by: Heather Green at April 20, 2006 12:38 PM

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