Tuesday, 18 February 2014

#Journalistic #SocialMedia in Canada's North #YK #NWT #NU

Engaging social media use by news organizations and journalists in Canada’s Northern territories

In the three Canadian territories of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut we have just a few news organizations.

So.. how does their social media use rate?

CBC North radio and TV broadcasting in English, Inuktitut in Nunavut and several aboriginal languages in the NWT (a section of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) that covers all three territories. http://www.cbc.ca/north/
Their  @CBCNorth  http://twitter.com/CBCNorth
Reporter/editors also have their own accounts and Tweet direct links and are very two-way and most of their radio & TV programs also have their own Twitter accounts
The also have a staffer that looks after their online presence

Northern News Services Limited, http://www.nnsl.com an independent chain of seven entirely locally written and produced community papers that cover Nunavut and the Northwest Territories and includes
- NWT News/North, published once a week on Monday
- Nunavut News/North, published once a week on Monday
- The Yellowknifer, published on Wednesday and Friday
- The Dehcho Drum, published once a week on Wednesdays and covers the Deh Cho region of the NWT
- The Inuvik Drum published once a week on Wednesdays and covers the Mackenzie Delta region of the NWT
- The Kivalliq News published once a week on Wednesdays and covers the Kivalliqregion of Nunavut
and their most recent acquisition,
- The Hay River Hub published once a week and covers the community of Hay River.
Their websites are behind a paywall and most of their tweets from their Twitter feed @NNSLonline https://twitter.com/NNSLonline is shared by severel staffers and tweets mostly links to their website as advertising for it… and rarely, if ever, provides links to actual stories…

The Northern Journal http://norj.ca/ an independent paper, published once a week on paper but updates daily (as needed) online that covers the NWT out of Ft Smith NWT.
Their website is fully public and their @Northernjournal
http://twitter.com/Northernjournal always promotes their stories with links to said story
Reporter/editors also have their own accounts and Tweet direct links and are very two-way

CKLB 101.9 FM http://cklbradio.com/ broadcasts in five separate languages - English, Deh Cho Dene, Sahtu Dene, Chipewyan and Tlicho. CKLB Proudly broadcasts to over 30 communities in the NWT and Northern Alberta, as well as the three diamond mines of the North.
Their website is fully public and usually has full audio of their stories plus some text.
Their  @CKLBRADIO http://twitter.com/CKLBRADIO feed provides direct links to their stories
Reporter/editors also have their own accounts and Tweet direct links and are very two-way

CJCD radio http://mix100.ca/ part of the Vista Radio Limited chain of stations, CJCD broadcasts only in Yellowknife and Hay River
Their @cjcdnews http://twitter.com/cjcdnews account pushes you to their text only website http://hqyellowknife.com// and several of the on-air staff also have Twitter accounts… but although they are interactive.. they really only do standard radio promotional stuff..

Radio Taïga http://radiotaiga.com/ the Yellowknife French language community broadcast in Yellowknife, NWT
For a very small staff (two paid and a few volunteers) their website and twitter feed are pretty good..
Their @radiotaiga http://twitter.com/radiotaiga is their only feed

Nunavut’s Nunatsiaq News covers Nunavut and provides the only coverage of the Arctic region of Northern Quebec, Nunavik http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/ The website is fully public with an excellent archive of stories
 @NunatsiaqNews http://twitter.com/NunatsiaqNews and editor James Henry Bell @jameshenrybell http://twitter.com/jameshenrybell are very interactive and push all the online stories… they also distribute free copies of their papers to all communities in their service area…
IMHO, the best journalism in Canada's North

The Yukon News http://www.yukon-news.com/ does a print run and their stokes are pretty much available online
 @yukon_news http://twitter.com/yukon_news

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