Live tweeting is one way to follow a story if you cannot be there, but what about a day or two after the event? This is where Storify comes in. The social media and web curating software is an excellent tool to compile social news and present it in one place. In this way, it was perfect for compiling #loweclass's coverage of Marquette University's annual Mission Week.
Members of the group covered one of two events, the opening keynote address by Carolyn Woo or Bonnie Blair and Catherine Hicks's "Go For Gold With Your Life!" We live tweeted the event and wrote vignettes about people involved with Mission Week. Creating a Storify account of the event was the next step in order for readers to re-experience the event, as if it was happening in real time.
The Storify above, "Marquette Mission Week 2015," highlights the presentation by Blair and Hicks, a talk that touched on the importance of serving others regardless of social status. Lori Bergen, dean of Marquette's Diederich College of Communication, moderated the discussion between Blair and Hicks.
Covering this event, in real time on Twitter and afterward on Storify, showed the various ways journalists can use social media. Without needing to do several interviews, Storify allows users to implant multiple perspectives directly from individuals. It includes content from all parts of the Internet to tell one story.
Click here to read the Storify about Blair and Hicks' speech.
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